A group of adorable astronaut cats must venture to the moon to remediate the Earth’s energy crisis.
In a world like ours, only populated by anthropomorphic cats, all of felinity is plagued by electrical blackouts, which are quickly becoming more frequent. Their bumbling commander in chief places a quick call to the World’s Best Scientist, and before one can say “meow,” the CatStronauts are on the case. Blanket, Pom Pom, Waffles, and Mr. Meowser must fly to the moon to construct a solar power plant to help alleviate the looming power catastrophe. Will the lovable feline heroes be able to complete their lunar mission and save the day? Brockington’s graphic offering is good, smart fun, with unapologetically charming and playful characters and gentle science lessons. His feline world mirrors ours in a clever and familiar way, exploring real and contemporary issues (like depleting energy stores) through an entertaining and comedic lens. In simultaneous release, the next volume, Race to Mars, examines the space race between the CatStronauts and other cat nations, keeping in stride with the feel-good tone and STEM inclinations established in its predecessor.
With its appealing blend of cuteness, substance, and humor, this should have readers over the moon. (Graphic science fiction. 6-10)