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The adventures of a family sent into space by a ruthless TV producer and the world's most intelligent robot will have you in stitches!

Radius Limpfast, TV producer extraordinaire, has sent the Contrast family to live in a glass dome on the moon. It will be the greatest reality TV show ever.

What could possibly go wrong?

Lots of things, actually, and the worst one is that after only a week on the moon, the family are bored out of their brains. But the door of their spaceship is locked and won’t open for five years.

Luckily, rRego, their genius robot, comes to the rescue. He breaks into the spaceship, reprograms it, and the Contrasts set off back to Earth.

Except, when they get there, Earth seems to have turned pink and got two more moons . . .


Thompson, who authored the very popular The Floods series, has put a magnifying glass onto some of the worst elements of human behaviour in this book – but in a humorous poke-fun-at-ourselves way ... The writing is fluid, witty and funny, and will appeal to young readers, while his whacky cartoon illustrations add to the book’s appeal.

Jane Carstens, Reading Time

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  • Paperback


    August 29, 2016

    Random House Australia Children's

    224 pages

    RRP $15.99

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  • EBook


    August 29, 2016

    Random House Australia

    224 pages

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