Space Cadet Topo by DGPH
The Day the Sun Turned Off

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"Space Cadet 3X-245 (aka Topo) is a do-gooder cosmonaut who monitors the universe from the deck of his space station. When the sun mysteriously gets switched off, he hops into his spaceship to retrieve the Galactic Flame and relight the thing before all the planets freeze up. Striking heroic poses and pointing as gravely off into the starry cosmos as a bucktoothed space mole could, Topo flits around inventive page compositions and elaborate multilevel settings that kids handy at navigating video-game landscapes will love running their eyes over. Argentinean design firm DGPH doles out plenty of ludicrous fun as Topo laser-blasts a random monster blocking the entrance to the sun’s control center and finally has to rely on his timid helper bot to save the day. With discreet bits of text scattered about each page, this high-octane sf adventure is better suited for independent readers than for reading aloud, though adults will want to use their best digital monotones to voice Topo’s handy Computron." - ALA Booklist

What would you do if the sun went out? The brave space cadet Topo searches the universe to discover how to relight the sun's flame before everything freezes forever! Join this vibrant adventure as an inventive hero and his robot friends have fun saving the galaxy.

Collectors of limited edition vinyl toys and fans of anime, manga, and plush characters like the Ugly dolls, will adore Topo and his cute crew.

“As a DGPH fan, I loved it. The artwork is extremely cute, and most of the pages would look great as art prints. I would want Space Cadet Topo and his Bot friends on a t-shirt.” – Supah Cute

“Immedium is really on a roll. They keep puttin' out books by some of my favorite artists! The newest addition to their lineup is by the awesome Argentinian design duo DGPH. DGPH's Space Cadet Topo is an adventure story filled with super cute illustrations and my favorite little Mole, Topo…The books that Immedium publishes are my favorite - they perfectly pair great stories with art by some of the world's best illustrators. The books appeal to kids, parents, and collectors alike!” – Tokyo Bunnie

‘Space Cadet Topo is a fun-packed, enjoyable and incredibly imaginative tale of against all odds valor that takes you on an amazing journey of galactic proportions…This is a roller-coaster of a book. The story bolts you in and the illustrations take you on this amazing ride through space as our hero tries to save the universe. At times throughout the book I felt as if I were immersed in a video-game game; climbing through mazes, discovering new characters, testing my abilities…The crisp illustrations are littered with so many fun elements that will have kids (and adults) reading this story over and over again, each time discovering something new.”- I Like Characters

"Space Cadet Topo has to turn the sun back on and save the galaxy from freezing to death in this picture book by DGPH...The digitally mastered illustrations create a galaxy...full of twists, turns, and traps one would expect to find in classic platform video games." - School Library Journal

"Subtle humor abounds and its fun to follow Topo and friends as they overcome the obstacles they meet." - Bayviews - Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California

“For the holidays or any time a great new read for youngsters is Space Cadet Topo: The Day the Sun Turned Off” – New York Space Society, NSS, chapter
 

About DGPH

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DGPH is a leading design firm that blends art, illustration, and animation. Founded in 2005 by Martin Lowenstein and Diego Vaisberg, DGPH has created limited edition vinyl toys, plush dolls, and apparel. Creator of the iconic toy character Topo (Spanish for "mole"), DGPH has exhibited artwork in galleries worldwide and for clients like Nike, Converse, Merrell, Fiat, and Fanta.
 
Published September 28, 2010 by Immedium. 36 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife.

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