Smekday Book Series: True Meaning of Smekday & Smek for President #Smekday #Home

Last month, I interviewed the cast of HOME and learned so much the film. Did you know that HOME was inspired by Adam Rex's book “The True Meaning of Smekday”?

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Photo Credit: DreamWorks Home (c) 2015 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.

Note: I received product sample for review purpose. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

I think it's fun to go back and read the book a movie is based. You can compare what parts were changed and which parts they kept the same. So I wanted to share this giveaway for not only the orginal book “The True Meaning of Smekday”? but also the much anticipated sequel Smek for President!

And yes there's a $25 Visa gift card also included so you can see HOME movie in theaters! It's such a wonderful movie.


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ABOUT TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY

The book that inspired HOME, now a major motion picture!

It all starts with a school essay.

When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens—called Boov—abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it “Smekland” (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod?

In any case, Gratuity’s story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity’s mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion.

Fully illustrated with “photos,” drawings, newspaper clippings, and comics sequences, this is a hilarious, perceptive, genre-bending novel from best-selling author Adam Rex.


ABOUT SMEK FOR PRESIDENT

In this sequel to The True Meaning of Smekday, Tip and J.Lo are back for another hilarious intergalactic adventure. And this time (and last time, and maybe next time), they want to make things right with the Boov.

After Tip and J.Lo banished the Gorg from Earth in a scheme involving the cloning of many, many cats, the pair is notorious—but not for their heroics. Instead, human Dan Landry has taken credit for conquering the Gorg, and the Boov blame J.Lo for ruining their colonization of the planet. Determined to clear his name, J.Lo and Tip pack into Slushious, a Chevy that J.Lo has engineered into a fairly operational spaceship, and head to New Boovworld, the aliens’ new home on one of Saturn’s moons.

But their welcome isn’t quite as warm as Tip and J.Lo would have liked. J.Lo is dubbed Public Enemy Number One, and Captain Smek knows that capturing the alien is the only way he’ll stand a chance in the Boovs’ first-ever presidential election.

With the help of a friendly flying billboard named Bill, a journey through various garbage chutes, a bit of time travel, and a slew of hilarious Boovish accents, Tip and J.Lo must fight to set the record straight—and return home in once piece.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adam Rex is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich. His other books include Pssst!, Moonday, The True Meaning of Smekday, Fat Vampire, and Cold Cereal. He also illustrated the Brixton Brothers series, Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem, and Chloe and the Lion, all by Mac Barnett and Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Visit him at www.adamrex.com or follow him on Twitter @MrAdamRex


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ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY!
  • (1) True Meaning of Smekday Book
  • (1) Smek for President Book
  • $25 Visa gift card to see HOME in theaters!

WAYS TO ENTER:

Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. April 27, 2015.

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54 comments:

  1. I would run if I was invaded by the Boovs.

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  2. Not sure, probably stand there and wonder about them.

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  3. I would try to make friends with them.

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  4. I would try to get to know them and see if we can be friends and try not to be scared!

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  5. I'd ask them if they would like anything to eat so I can get them to sit at our kitchen table so we could learn more about them!

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  6. I would try to get to know them.

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  7. I would try to be funny so theyd like me

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  8. I would see if they were friendly and if they were I would try to communicate with them.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  9. I would try to become their friends and get to know them

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  10. I'd be their friend and ask them a lot of questions.

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  11. I would consult my grand kids because I think a couple of them went to see the movie.

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  12. I would probably run screaming the other way.

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  13. I would invite them to my house and get to know them.

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  14. I probably would try to be nice to them and helpful if possible.
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  15. If we were invaded by the Boovs, I'd learn how to cooperate and get along with them.

    Nancy
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  16. Probably try not to be freaked out and then just have a good old time with them. Patricia

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  17. I am not sure what I would do as I tend to freak out a bit about things that I do not know anything about.

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  18. I am not sure what I would do as I tend to freak out a bit about things that I do not know anything about.

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  19. I am thinking I would honestly run and hide but would really want to be friends too;)

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  20. I would make friends with them. I think it could be fun.

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  21. I would try to be friends with them by acting silly!

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  22. I'd fire up the BBQ and try to make friends with them!

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  23. I'd fire up the BBQ and try to make friends with them!

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  24. I would call all my friends for help - shaunie

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  25. I would head to our bug out house (Laura DeLuca)

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  26. I would try to hide from them.

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  27. Vera Wilson

    Would try to be their friend, if they would let me.

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  28. I would be nice to them
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  29. I would show them I was friendly and no harm, all while hoping they were no harm to me

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  30. I would hide if we were invaded. Thanks for the giveaway. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  31. I would hide if we were invaded. Thanks for the giveaway. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  32. I'll ask them if they're hungry? :)

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  33. I would show myself friendly with them!

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  34. I've watched enough Walking Dead to know how to protect myself if they turned out not to be nice!

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  35. Run screaming to my bedroom and lock myself in!

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  36. I would run and hide if I was invaded

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  37. I would try to win them over & make friends with them!

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  38. I would love to have them over for icecream! dlcdriver55gmail.com

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  39. I would be googling them to find out more information!

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  40. I would hang out with them.

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  41. I would probably laugh my head off:)

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  42. I would teach them to craft and they would just have so much fun everyone would be happy. lol

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  43. I'd be cautious and prepared.

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