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  • Published: 29 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9781742756189
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $18.99

Watch This Space 2: In the Pink




The adventures of a family sent into space by a ruthless TV producer and the world's most intelligent robot will have you in stitches!

Radius Limpfast, TV producer extraordinaire, has sent the Contrast family to live in a glass dome on the moon. It will be the greatest reality TV show ever.

What could possibly go wrong?

Lots of things, actually, and the worst one is that after only a week on the moon, the family are bored out of their brains. But the door of their spaceship is locked and won’t open for five years.

Luckily, rRego, their genius robot, comes to the rescue. He breaks into the spaceship, reprograms it, and the Contrasts set off back to Earth.

Except, when they get there, Earth seems to have turned pink and got two more moons . . .

  • Pub date: 29 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9781742756189
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $18.99

About the Author

Colin Thompson

Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 65 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever, CBCA Picture Book of the Year for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley and CBCA Honour Book and the Family Therapists' Award for The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include How to Live Forever, numerous picture books, The Floods series, The Dragons series, The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness, Free to a Good Home and Barry.

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Praise for Watch This Space 2: In the Pink

“Thompson, who authored the very popular The Floods series, has put a magnifying glass onto some of the worst elements of human behaviour in this book – but in a humorous poke-fun-at-ourselves way ... The writing is fluid, witty and funny, and will appeal to young readers, while his whacky cartoon illustrations add to the book’s appeal.”

Jane Carstens, Reading Time


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