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Derp Meets Earth

Elle Scott

DERP MEETS EARTH is an otherworldly adventure for ages 6 to 10 that engages the reader as
the characters face encounters, and obstacles while forging unique and lasting friendships.
Derp Meets Earth is a look at the lives of three alien children and their pet who crash land a
hijacked space pod on earth and learn to survive in a whole new world of dangerous characters
and exciting happenings.
The story is filled with lovable, likable core characters that, even though they are not of this
world, are flawed just as humans are. They are typical kids; they make mistakes and then must
live with those decisions and do their best to overcome the challenges that result.
They must confront prejudice for their uniqueness, yet they find that true friendship does not care
if you are covered with long fur or come from another planet, it is who you are that really
On the planet Murgon, Derp, Squeep and Ziba are just regular kids. They go to school, hang out
together walking on the ceiling of Derp's house, and since there isn't any gravity on Murgon, it's
a pretty normal kid activity. They're just kids, you know. They are likable and a lot like us,
except covered in long, colorful fur.
Earth is pretty well known in the universe. Derp, Squeep and Ziba learned of our ways as the
people of Murgon had always planned to visit Earth. They quickly learn that there is much more
to this planet than what they learned in textbooks. Yes, Earth is everything they have learned
about, but it can be a very dangerous place for those who are different.
We join the alien children as they get a little closer to going home, or are they? Derp does his
best to keep his friends focused, but with all the colorful distractions on Earth, and the dangers
they face from the evil Dr. Kenpus, who is always trying to kidnap and experiment on them,
they'll never be able to work together long enough to fix their pod.
Through their struggles, the friends explore this new world and through their eyes, we see the
earth from a perspective that, like a child, is full of wonder and questions.
The story reinforces the loyalty and friendship Derp, Squeep and Ziba have for each other. The
adventures they share are all part of a common bond of unique children in a world that doesn't
completely accept them as they are. They may argue, they may disagree, and each has their own
plan of how best to return home, but they remain steadfast in their love, respect, and admiration
for one another. They are the truest of friends; something that we learn is the same, whatever
planet you are from.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Sage Publishing
  • Publish Date: Jun 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 94
  • Language: English
  • Edition: undefined - undefined
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.19in - 0.26lb
  • EAN: 9798227977502
  • Recommended age: 06-08
  • Categories: Science Fiction - Alien ContactAction & Adventure - General