Earth to Clunk

Written by Pam Smallcomb, Illustrated by Joe Berger

A grumpy Earth boy is assigned in school to write a letter to a boy named Clunk from the planet Quasar. He doesn’t want a pen pal, so he sends his hated sister and various gross and bizarre things to Clunk, and starts receiving equally strange things in return from him, such as some sort of being or pet called a Zorp, a floating orb face that follows him around everywhere. Eventually they find that, although from different planets, they have many things in common.

This is a definite winner as a book for boys, a goofy but well-crafted story with great cartoonish illustrations. There’s not really anything to complain about here. It should be a big hit with young people.

Review by Joshua Whiting, Granite Library Media Program
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-4

Earth to Clunk
Written by Pam Smallcomb, Illustrated by Joe Berger
Dial Books for Young Readers
40 pages
Release Date: May 12, 2011
ISBN: 9780803734395 (hardcover)

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12 thoughts on “Earth to Clunk”

    1. We would love a copy of this book. Good picture books are always appreciated by us and our students. This one looks wonderful!

    1. Are you subscribed to our RSS feed or something? You are consistently quick on these. Unfortunately my little comment picker robot seems to have skipped you a lot lately and you haven’t been winning the books. Hopefully it will come around to you soon.

  1. I’m not saying that I know anything about anything, but if you participate in a certain Utah book award program I predict that this is not the last time you’ll be hearing about this book.

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