Disguised as an Earthling, First Officer Rodriguez Endures Thanksgiving Mayhem
Julian Rodriguez isn't really an eight-year-old Earthling boy; he is actually a Space Federation officer on a fact-finding mission to our planet. And, boy--does he have his work cut out for him! As what the Earthlings call "Thanksgiving" rolls around, one of the "relatives" (First Officer Rodriguez calls them "genetically linked mini-brains") takes over Julian's sleep chamber. As he contacts the Mothership in order to divulge information about this odd Earth celebration, he also airs his woes: he is forced to endure a ritual athletic trial (football); stay in the underground facility known as the "basement"; and ingest mystery substances. However, Julian is amazed at the fabulousness of one of the ceremonial foods, those delicacies known to Earthlings as "empanadas."
This lively and hilarious graphic novel, continuing in the unique footsteps of the first episode, is the perfect story for young boy readers -- but should not be limited to just them. (I'm not remotely in the target audience, but I love these books!) Very highly recommended.