"For those middle grade readers who like a quick and easy read, this story fits the bill nicely. It runs at a fast clip from start to finish. The concepts are simple and fun … some laugh out loud moments to keep things interesting." Sunshine Reviews
When a dirty trick backfires and two girls vanish into thin air, Ruben is terrified because it’s all his fault - even if he doesn’t know how he did it. Thomas has a few ideas, and he’s quietly confident that he can solve this wonderful new puzzle. But Mrs Abbott’s acting weird and Mr Bromble really isn’t himself; and though the mystery begins in the Principal’s office, it will take four children on a perilous journey to a galaxy far far away … but then again, maybe it’s just some local binary system. Can four mismatched children - the teacher’s pet, the class bully, the outcast nerd, and a girl who just loves flying - overcome their differences, rescue their teachers, retrieve one of their own, and make it back in before the wormhole closes?
This book made me smile so much; I am now kicking myself wishing that I kept track of when and why so I could write it all down here. For fear of including too many spoilers though, I suppose it is all for the best. Needless to say, John has done it again with another captivating and comical book. This story’s plot reminded me of “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” (a personal favorite growing up) with an overarching science fiction theme that together ultimately created an endearing tale of adventure and friendship (I also love all things space and astronomy, even if it’s just theoretical like a wormhole. So I must admit that this title had me at hello). John is skilled at making his characters convincing and believable people; the children’s banter was not only funny but also nostalgic, bringing me back to a time where it was truly plausible for others to have cooties. I also found myself lost in a suspenseful moment, only to have it playfully unraveled and leaving me laughing at myself for getting so entangled in the scene. But then again that’s what a good book is supposed to do, right?
Thomai Dion, author of Think-a-Lot-Tots