Thursday, December 1, 2011

Captain Gamma - Mission to Mars

Coming across like a slightly more bullish and mean version of Buzz Lightyear, Captain Gamma is the first human to set foot on mars. Claiming it for earth, Captain Gamma doesn't realise that he might not be alone up there. 

An amusing little tale that makes you wonder how we'd react to meeting an alien species for the first time. Captain Gamma's bullish and rather greedy ways are soon put in check when he meets his match in a pint-sized blue alien who doesn't take too kindly to being captured for display in an earth zoo. 

Charlotte had previously seen this book at her preschool and jumped at the chance to grab it from the library and it is an excellent book for kids obsessed with all things spacey. 

Charlotte's best bit - The alien's blue bottom sticking out from behind a rock while playing hide and seek

Daddy's favourite bit - Captain Gamma's comeuppance for his greedy and avaricious ways

Rating - 4 out of 5 (shooting) stars


  1. Good Morning Phil & Charlotte,

    I am chuffed to bits you like Captain Gamma - who is far better looking than Lightyear and yet not envious of his fame...according to him, that is - and am even more made up you have taken the time to share your thoughts, I appreciate your efforts.

    As far as I know Captain Gamma has been released from the zoo on Mars having learned his lesson about being greedy but I also heard he was in trouble on Saturn a while later, something to do with trying to sell the rings I believe.

    Thanks once again for the kind words and please excuse my cheek in getting touch with you both.

    My Very Best Wishes

    Alec Sillifant

  2. Hi Alec

    Wow, thanks for dropping by and saying hello. We loved the book and are very pleased to hear that he was released from the martian zoo, and we will definitely be investigating the further adventures of Captain Gamma!

    Awesome stuff and thanks for dropping by

    Phil and Charlotte May


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