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SPHDZ 4 Life!

Book #4 of Spaceheadz
Illustrated by Shane Prigmore
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About The Book

Don’t miss the stunning, riveting, hilarious, and 100% fresh conclusion to the interactive Spaceheadz saga!

The SPHDZ accomplished their goal of recruiting 3.14 million and one SPHDZ. But the brainwave has been stolen by the chief of the Anti Alien Agency, and it’s up to Michael K., the SPHDZ, and their allies to get it back.

With three potential Chief sightings, the team is spread around the world, leaving Michael K., Venus, TJ, and the SPHDZ to hold down the fort and finish fifth grade. But with a mysterious new principal and graduation fast approaching, will they be able to find the missing brainwave before the Chief uses it to destroy a planet?


SPHDZ 4 Life!

Spring bloomed beautiful in Brooklyn.

Flowers unfolded.

Bees buzzed.

A flock of pigeons circled high in the bright blue sky.

But none of that mattered.


1. the chief of the AAA had turned out to be a bad Spaceheadz in disguise!

2. the chief had stolen the Spaceheadz Brainwave!

3. the chief was going to bllrrp the planet Gonf!

4. the chief was sure to turn off Earth!

And now the only group that could stop him was down to its last plan.

Michael K./his friends Venus and TJ/Spaceheadz Bob, Jennifer, and Major Fluffy/DarkWave X agents Delta, Echo, and Foxtrot/Mom K., Dad K., and Baby K./AAA agents Hot Magenta and Umber sat around the table inside Spaceheadz HQ.

The flickering light of the Spaceheadz TVs lit their very serious faces.

“We’ve tried everything,” said DarkWave X agent Delta.

“We are beat,” said Dad K.

“So not LEMON FRESH,” said Bob.

“Eeeek eeee eeee,” said Major Fluffy.

“Gooo goo gah,” agreed Baby K.

Michael K. stood up at the head of the table. “We have to take back our Brainwave and save the world. We are not beat yet.”

Everyone around the table grumbled.

“We have ALL NATURAL failed our SPHDZ assignment,” said Jennifer.

“We are FAT FREE SPHDZ disgrace,” said Bob.

The Spaceheadz HQ TV screens flashed a checkerboard of commercials showing steaming tacos, value-menu cheeseburgers, extra-cheesy cheese puffs, hot chunky salsa, and red-hot potato chips.

“We’ve tried everything,” said TJ. “What else can we do?”

“Week eeek eee eeek eee,” Major Fluffy suggested. “Squee eeek eek eeee eek eek eee eee.”

About The Author

Photo Credit:

Jon Scieszka is the creator of Trucktown, including the New York Times bestselling Smash, Crash!, and the author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book The Stinky Cheese Man, and many other books that inspire kids to want to read. He has worked as an elementary school teacher and is the founder of, a literacy initiative for boys.

About The Illustrator

Shane Prigmore is an accomplished professional in the animation, film, and illustration fields. Shane won an Annie Award for his design work on the stop motion feature Coraline. He has also contributed his numerous talents to such projects as: How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods, Rise of the Guardians, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Iron name a few. Shane resides in Los Angeles.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 1, 2013)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416979579
  • Ages: 7 - 10

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Raves and Reviews

* “Artwork and text have rarely worked so well together…. Hysterical, sneakily instructive fun. You will be SPHDZ!”

– Kirkus, starred review

* “Science-fiction fans with a taste for off the-wall humor will be eager to join the SPHDZ movement.”

– School Library Journal, starred review

“Spaceheadz...uses the Internet in the most straightforward—but also the most entertaining—way.”

– The New York Times Book Review

“CLINICALLY PROVEN entertainment for fans old and new!”

– Kirkus Reviews

“Lots of humor leads this multiplatform effort with links to Web sites that are sure to expand the series’ fan base.”

– Booklist

“Fans will be in heaven, especially at the certainty of further installments.”

– Kirkus Reviews

"With plenty of twists, lots of well-timed comic noises, and even a hilarious section narrated by
Major Fluffy, this is sure to delight fans, while recruiting new ones. Another laugh factory between covers."

– Booklist

* “Artwork and text have rarely worked so well together…. Hysterical, sneakily instructive fun. You will be SPHDZ!”

– Kirkus, starred review

"The madcap conclusion to Scieszka and Prigmore’s delusionally frenetic and fantastically silly series will delight SPHDZ across the land...and they will be SPHDZ (and readers) for life.

"Secret codes…science and math tidbits…hamster-translation websites…and the odd flying whale. ULTRA FRESH!"

– Kirkus Reviews

"The quirky plot, zippy dialogue, zany art, and abundant action will keep...readers moving at full pace."

– School Library Journal

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