by Chris Gall
Davey Martin's family moved to Mars. There's nothing to do on Mars - Davey is sure of it. In the illustrations, the reader sees all the great things Davey could be doing, but he just thinks everything is boring. He zooms around on a space scooter with his robot dog, exploring the whole planet, finding all kinds stuff that adults will recognize (is that the Mars Rover buried in the sand?). Finally, Davey finds something fun to do that will change Mars forever. The retro kitchsy illustrations are great and the story can be read on an adult humorous level while the kids enjoy all there is to see.