Kids adore Colin Thompson's brand of off-the-planet humour. Now here's an off-the-planet series to make them laugh even more! Radius Limpfast is one of the world's richest men.
His reality TV shows have made him billions. The next series is always greater than the one before and yet he is never satisfied. Then one night, after a particularly creative bacon curry, Radius dreams up the ultimate reality show.
No matter whatever anyone else comes up with, they will never be able to top it. Radius is going to send a family to the moon. Limpfast TV will pick an ordinary family, just like yours, build a rocket and a big glass dome and put them all together on the moon.
The whole world will tune in to watch. This will be reality TV at its finest. What could possibly go wrong?
Radius Limpfast might be one of the world’s richest men, but he certainly isn't one of the nicest!
He is the owner of the global entertainment corporation LIMP-TV and his latest crazy idea to make himself even richer is to send an ordinary family to the moon and have the whole world watch every minute of it!
After a worldwide media campaign to find the perfect family, of course a process which made Radius money, the Contrast family are plucked out of the audition line - Stark, Laura, Primrose and Jack. Radius wanted there to be a grandmother in the family too, so he decides that Apricot, the tea lady, will do just fine. They find themselves whisked away out of the public spotlight while the final touches are made for their departure.
During the chaotic and shambolic process of getting the Contrasts to the moon, Radius is helped by his loyal and like minded employee Fiona. They are sure this is going to be huge success, but they didn't count on their robot being smarter than them!
This is a humorous and whacky read that your middle level and up students are sure to enjoy.
Reviewed by Sam