Julian Rodriguez is on a mission for the Mothership. He's been sent to Earth to study human lifeforms and their bizarre habits--from their disgusting diet (orange sticks named carrots, flavorless liquid called water, and the revolting substance known as vegi-dogs) to their repressive treatment of their young (forcing them to carry out menial tasks known as chores, withholding access to the great cultural masterpieces called cartoons). When Julian's Maternal Unit assigns a hideous task, it's nearly too much for the hardened space veteran to bear--but he finds his courage at last.
Alexander Stadler is the author and illustrator of numerous books for children and adults, including the Beverly Billingsly series and WHAT WILLIE WORE. He has also worked in the fashion industry, designing prints for Todd Oldham and Comme des Garçons. Alexander Stadler lives with his partner and two dogs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.