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More than anything Hedgie wants
to be an astronaut and travel into space. He gets his chance
the day the geyser, Big Sparkler, starts to sputter and fade,
disappointing all the alien tourists, who fly to the tiny planet of Mikkop
to throw coins into Big Sparkler and look at the strange flowers that
survive on its sparkles.
Because only Hedgie can fit into a small space ship, he
flies to Mikkop, where he not only finds out what is clogging up Big
Sparkler, but fixes the problem in a most unusual way. He returns
home a hero amid cheers from the aliens and the scientist back at the Star
With an amazing gatefold illustration of Hedgie
bursting out of Big Sparkler this is not only one of Jan Brett's most
inventive books, but it's one of the funniest. Fans will love the
unusual setting as they laugh along with a wild cast of characters,
including comic aliens, canine scientists and bird reporters.
So jump on a spaceship and take a ride to Big
Sparkler. You'll be glad you made the trip!