Reviewed by Celia B. (age 9)
Galaxy Zack Monsters in Space! is an interesting book with great illustrations that show how the characters are feeling. My favorite picture is when Zack gets home from school. He is so happy to see Luna, his dog that he forgot there was a monster in his class. The picture shows Zack running to Luna and Luna is jumping to greet Zack. They both have great big smiles on their faces. My favorite part is when Zack, Drake, Al, and Alís family go to dinner and Zack and Drake try something new. Zack is given a plate of twisty noodles. Zack was worried that they would taste like worms because thatís what it looked like. Even though he was nervous, he tries some and he says that they taste like chocolate covered noodles and Al exclaims, ďThatís because they are chocolate covered noodles!Ē I like it because Zack is brave enough to try them even they look like worms. I like Zack because he becomes more open-minded about how people look. At first when he sees someone different like the monster in his seat, heís thinking itís a monster but then he realizes he was just another person. Once Zack got to know him, they become friends. He also did that with Drake, the friend he made in the first book. Drake is blue, has long arms, pointy ears, and is very tall. It shows you shouldnít judge a book by its cover. Those are some reasons why I liked it.
I recommend this book to first through fourth graders who like to read about people making friends and who like learning about accepting others who are different. Zack has to learn to accept people who look a lot different from him. No matter how somebody looks or what they eat, you still have to respect them no matter what. This book is really good so go check it out.