Have you seen the new HOME movie? It turns out, it was based on a book titled The True Meaning of Smekday and it all started with a school essay.
About The True Meaning of Smekday
When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens—called Boov—abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it “Smekland” (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod?
READ AN EXCERPT FROMTHE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY
In any case, Gratuity’s story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity’s mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion.
The True Meaning of Smekday is fully illustrated with “photos,” drawings, newspaper clippings, and comics sequences. It’s a great read to enjoy at bedtime with the kids, and to take on family outings to read on the road.
Once you finish The True Meaning of Smekday, you and your family can enjoy the sequel – Smek for President. In this much anticipated sequel to The True Meaning of Smekday, Tip and J.Lo are back for another hilarious intergalactic adventure. And this time (and last time, and maybe next time), they want to make things right with the Boov.
READ AN EXCERPT FROM Smek for President
Both of these books are a fun read, and will make for great conversations as they compare the film HOME to the books.
To celebrate this two books, we are happy to be giving away a prize pack that includes both books and a $25 VISA gift card so you can enjoy HOME at a theater near you.
To enter for a chance to win this prize pack, simply leave a comment below telling us what you like most about these books.
Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney Hyperion Giveaway open to US addresses only
ABOUT ADAM REX
Adam Rex is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich. His other books include Pssst!, Moonday, The True Meaning of Smekday, Fat Vampire, and Cold Cereal. He also illustrated the Brixton Brothers series, Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem, and Chloe and the Lion, all by Mac Barnett and Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Visit him at adamrex.com or follow him on Twitter @MrAdamRex.