Author/illustrator Jorges unusual picture book--part science fiction, part fantasy, part personality type test--manages to tell an exciting space adventure story while educating readers on such complicated shape concepts as polyhedrons and polygons. Pages in the back provide information about shapes, as well as a chart for readers to use to determine what Blobbie they most resemble. Blobbie Red, for example, also known as The Warrior, is "Athletic, Energetic, Passionate, Self-Loving, Spontaneous, Instinctive and Courageous." A CD-ROM is included, featuring "The Blobbies Shape Challenge," animations, an interactive personality chart, songs, and a bonus adventure story. (Ages 6 to 12) --Emilie Coulter
"Here Come The Blobbies" introduces us to the fantastic world of the Blobbies and their first adventure: A mystical gate has opened and the evil Hexacones are unleashed upon Blobbieworld. The seven youngest Blobbies are forced to escape to a strange planet called Earth, where they must learn to use their shape-changing abilities to defeat the invaders and reclaim their world.
Includes educational pages about geometric shapes and the Blobbies' Personality Color Chart.