A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year!
"A quirky sci-fi adventure with a surprising layer of political irony."–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Rodkey explores heady concepts such as immigration, tolerance, culture shock, and relative humor in this slapstick-laden allegory"–Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An excellent title for discussion." -The Bulletin
"Whip-smart, wildly inventive, and truly important." -Katherine Applegate, author of Newbery Medal winner The One and Only Ivan
"Who knew that giant talking mosquitos and brilliant marshmallow girls on a distant planet could provide such crucial insight into what is happening on our planet right now?" -Adam Gidwitz, author of Newbery Honor book The Inquisitor's Tale