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From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers:
Science Fiction and Fantasy


Spacebaby by Henrietta Branford
Published by Collins, 1997
ISBN 0-00-675175-X
Illustrations © Ellis Nadler, 1996

When Tipperary and her dog Hector find a baby on the mountain, they take him in and care for him. Tipperary intends taking him to the police to find his parents.

But as the title suggests, Spacebaby is no ordinary baby. He can talk to humans and animals and has come with a mission; to fix the earth’s gravity problem. Everything’s falling up instead of down!

Full of fantasy, fun and the most unusual characters this is a highly entertaining and exciting story for confident readers.

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