Book 4 of the Squirky series centers around Squirky helping a big purple alien Crystal, to find her mother.
For the uninitiated, Squirky the blue alien, his sister Emma, and Mr Quentin had travelled to Planet S on a spaceship in a quest to search for Squirky's birth parents. You can read more about Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3 too.
Planet S is freezing and as they were looking around, they found a huge monster bounding towards them and ran for their lives. Unfortunately Emma tripped, and while Squirky stayed back to help her up, the purple monster got close to them. They were scared stiff, but it turned out that she was only searching for her mom. They eventually found her and as a lovely surprise, she showed Squirky a hologram of his parents, giving him another clue on where to find them.
This is possibly my favourite book yet in the series. It's a charming and heartwarming tale that would teach children that sometimes, we need to put the needs of others before ourselves.
I guess the only thing I have to whine about is that sometimes I didn't quite understand how the pictures embedded within the text (an elf on one page and a guinea pig on another) had to do with the story itself. One day I shall meet the author and illustrator to ask them. But the full page graphics on every page were pretty good as usual, so no complaints there.
Can't wait to read Book 5!
Disclaimer: The author sent me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.