They Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

By Sean Taylor
Illustrated by Kate Hindley

The mission to Earth is serious. The aliens? Not so much.

From the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, illustrated by Jean Jullien, and the team behind Don’t Call Me Choochie Pooh! comes a wildly inventive, contemporary picture book comedy about aliens. Boron, Bazoo and Zob are three extra-terrestrials on a mission. They’re going to take something brilliant from Earth and bring it back to their home planet, Zabalooloo. Something like … an enormous elephant! But this goofy, giddy trio are simply too overexcited – they’re never going to catch anything if they keep wiggle-woggle dancing, taking selfies and shouting, “Ooh la la!”.

  • The mission to Earth is serious. The aliens? Not so much.
  • A highly original ALIEN story – loveable little Zob, Boron and Bazoo are unlike any other aliens you've encountered before! Their story perfectly captures the giddiness and giggly overexcitement that comes with new adventure
  • The narrative voice is hilarious and Kate’s artwork is amazing – lush, atmospheric and irresistible

About the author

Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include picture books such as Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, illustrated by Jean Jullien, which was shortlisted for the inaugural Lollies Prize, Where the Bugaboo Lives, illustrated by Neal Layton, The World Champion of Staying Awake, illustrated by Jimmy Liao, and Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh! illustrated by Kate Hindley. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. Find Sean online at and on Twitter as @seantstories. Kate Hindley is an exciting talent in the world of picture books, and is renowned for her deliciously detailed illustrations, and lively characterization. After studying at the Falmouth School of Art, she has gone on to illustrate a number of picture books including How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth, Worst in Show and Don’t Call Me Choochie Pooh!, as well as fiction titles for older children such as the Smashie McPerter series written by N. Griffin. Kate lives in Birmingham. Find Kate online at, and on Twitter and Instagram as @hindleyillos.

ISBN: 9781406366839
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2017
Dimensions: 270 x 235mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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