Pluto Rocket New in Town

Pluto Rocket New in Town had our eight year-old reading it almost every single day! She could not put it down and hopes more Joe Pidge and Pluto Rocket books come out soon. A must read graphic novel for young readers. – Momma Braga


Joe Pidge is bobbing his way down the street one day when Pluto Rocket arrives. Pluto is from another planet and is digusing herself for a secret mission – to find out what life in the neighborhood is really like. Lucky for Pluto, Joe Pidge has seen it all before, eaten it all before and pooped on it all before, so he takes her under his wing. But will Joe actually learn a thing or two from out-of-this-world pluto?


Pluto Rocket New in Town is a great graphic novel for young readers and one that our eight year-old couldn’t put down! When reading time came, it was the first book Nikki picked up. It became a favorite quickly in our home.

You can expect humor and best of all friendship. When Pluto Rocket tries to find out how she can fit in. Joe Pidge shows how fun it is to truly stand out and be your unique self.  We loved seeing how the friendship bloomed throughout the story as Joe Pidge quickly learns what a great friend Pluto Rocket can be.

It is about being unique and outstanding! We should all shine and love ourselves the way you are. My favorite part in the book was when Joe Pidge told Pluto Rocket not to share the tacos. That whole scene was hilarious! – Nikki, Age 8

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 tacos out of 5 (even on TacoTuesday)! 😉 This graphic novel makes reading a lot of fun and really helps develop the love of reading or even makes reading that more enjoyable to those readers who can’t keep a book down. We can’t wait to see what else Pluto Rocket and Joe Pidge does next!

If you would like to purchase a copy for your reading lineup, click here.

About the Author

Paul Gilligan always wanted to visit another planet but was deemed “too afraid of heights” for the space program. So he created the comic strop Pooch Cafe, and wrote and illustrated King of the Mole People and Rise of the Slugs, among other earthbound activities. He lives in Toronto with his family on the ground floor.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*This book was provided in exchange of an honest review and all opinions expressed are our own.

2 Replies to “Pluto Rocket New in Town”

  1. Oh my gosh, thanks so much for the wonderful review! I’m so glad to hear you and your daughter loved the book so much! More Pluto and Joe adventures are on the way!

    1. You are very welcome and thank you for reading our review! We can’t wait for the new adventures!!! 🙂

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