Alien invasion is comical and fun, but too long. Read Common Sense Media’s The True Meaning of Smekday review, age rating, and parents guide. How do the Boov move with all those legs? Roll over to see. item8. item item2. item The Boov produced a number of low-budget puppet shows to train us. Free summary and analysis of the events in Adam Rex’s The True Meaning of Smekday that won’t make you snore. We promise.

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May 30, Monkiecat rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. Then I read it again a couple years later to my youngest son and he loved it as well. He essentially uses the Boov as a not-so-flattering mirror of the human race, with hilarious results.

The True Meaning of Smekday

And I will still read it to him. But I really hope that they do. I was really hoping for a story like that, but I try to keep my It’s been a year since the aliens left, and the National Time Capsule committee is collecting essays on The True Meaning of Smekday, one of which will be chosen to go into the capsule and unearthed in one year.

Yes, the a “Most everyone thinks of Smekday as the day the Boov arrived, and as the day they left, one year later. This book has all sorts of elements which I normally hate, from cutesy pop culture references to heavy-handed messages “colonialism is bad” to mocking Disneyland easy target.

We’re about to find out, through the essay of then year-old Gratuity Tucci, who lived through the invasion. Several types of alcohol mentioned. He goes by the name of J. The Boov weren’t anything special. Teen, 13 years old Written by RockyBalboa June 19, The tell humans that they all have to move mezning certain parts of Earth so that the Boov can have the rest Americans get to move to Florida and they sign treaties to show they’re serious about their promises.


Stay up to date on new reviews. I would love a book aimed at year olds that was this freaking sophisticated.

The True Meaning of Smekday has been described as “truly wonderful” and “snappy”.

From there she and J. I read the book to my middle son and he loved it. I was so stupid.

I highly recommend it for fans of audio books. In my experience, this book was only occasionally wonderful and infrequently snappy. Read this book instead. User Reviews Parents say Kids say.

This is hilarious and sad and wonderful and quirky. Jan 14, Lightreads rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yes, there is an entire page that is only the word “meow” repeated. On “Moving Day”, when all humans are required by the Boov to relocate to Florida, Tip evades being transported by the Boov, and instead drives the family car to Florida in search of her mother. Because of her unique experiences during the Boov invasion, Gratuity decides to write her essay so that future kids will understand what really happened.

View all 23 comments. The True Meaning of Smekday. I’d be heartbroken if anything was different. I’m so happy I did. Diva from the Block junky trunk”but rather the sweetest, charmingest, most Booviful Boov ever to invade Earth in search of oranges and urinal cakes: Charlie and Frog By: Turpin’s interpretation of this character, too.

The True Meaning of Smekday: Adam Rex: Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Im 12, and its my favorite book! Lo seeks a pardon from Captain Smek, but instead finds himself a pawn in Smek’s campaign for High Boov when the Boov adopt human-style politics. But my favorite character was J. There was a thread of fun running throughout, most especially because of Gratuity’s partner in crime, a Boov named J.


Tip’s mother was taken by the aliens early on, and so year-old Tip takes her cat and drives yes, drives off in search of her. The Arctic Incident By: Lo’s English shifts and changes and reflects what he’s learned in books, in school, and finally by talking to humans.

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What are the parallels between what the Boovs do to humans and what Europeans did to Native Americans? Oct 22, Trin rated it it was amazing Shelves: When her mom started telling everyone meanning the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck?

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Funny We had meanijg of laughs together reading this book. If I had to describe this book in a word, I’d call it a romp. This book was hilarious. Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options Oh, Smekday, my forever girl.

Parents need to know that there’s some cartoonish violence in this book that inspired the movie Homewith science-fictiony weapons that vaporize things, and lots of explosions.