Author(s): Colin Thompson
Wait a minute, Earth isn't meant to be pink, and have three moons. The Contrast family just wanted to return home after their five minutes of fame living on the moon for the ultimate reality television show, Watch This Space. But it seems that despite Rego the robot being smarter than every human alive, something went wrong when he set their spaceship on a course back to Earth.
Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 65 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever, CBCA Picture Book of the Year forThe Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley and CBCA Honour Book and the Family Therapists' Award for The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia includeHow to Live Forever, numerous picture books, The Floods series, The Dragons series, The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness, Free to a Good Home and Barry.