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Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1)

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First in a brilliant new series perfect for fans of laugh-out-loud school adventures like Jedi Academy and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. Until a mysterious boy comes crashing down from the sky and nearly blows up their club house!

Hilo doesn't know where he came from, or what he's doing on Earth (or why going to school in only your underwear is a bad idea!) but he's starting to think he might not be the only alien to have crash-landed on our planet.

Can the trio unlock the secrets of his past? Can Hilo survive a day at school? And are D.J. and Gina ready to save the world?

'Every kid would love a pal like Hilo, and every kid will love this book!' - Lincoln Peirce, creator of Big Nate

Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) Reviews | Toppsta

9780141376929
  • ISBN: 9780141376929
  • Pub Date: 29th December 2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 208

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This is Book 1 in the Hilo Series. See all Hilo books here.

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29th March '17
Leggies read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
5 stars
This is brilliant!! 

Leggies was so happy to have a 'real life graphic novel' of his own. The illustration is brilliant and the story is great. Leggies is reading it to himself and I can see him reading it over and over. It is bright, colourful and well written. Would definitely recommend for others!

Leggies says "the story is epic and the fact it is a comic makes it even better. Love the pictures!"
25th April '17
Yzabelle read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
5 stars
This is one of my favourite books, it is so funny. I now want the next book in the series
15th February '17
I read it to CameronB aged 10 aged 10
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
5 stars
It was really funny. Hilo was a funny but serious character and I really liked him. The story was funny and action packed.
24th December '16
Actionbro9 read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
5 stars
I loved this book because it has all comics and absolutely painfully funny. I think it is the best book ever! 7+ easy to read.
16th February '17
MicahW read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
5 stars
I really enjoyed this book, and read it really quickly as I didn't want to put it down. I really liked how it was set out like a comic. It was funny and fun to read and I like the main characters D.J and Gina and especially Hilo. The illustrations were great. The ending left you wanting more, and I asked my mom if I could have the 2nd Hilo book, which she has ordered for me and I can't wait to read. 
11th June '17
Rylando read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
5 stars
My mum won this book in a raffle. I like the pictures - because it's a comic book it was easy to read. I sat and read it all in about three hours. I liked the gigantic bugs and Hilo's dreams. When I finished the book I had to start reading the second book right away!
15th April '17
I read it myself aged 9 aged 9
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
5 stars
Hilo is a really funny book! It's jam packed full of jokes and it has a really good plot. 
17th February '17
Seb1 read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
5 stars
This is a great book, which has been laid out in comic form, the illustrastions are great and kept my son reading until the end, the chapters are short so he was happy to keep going back and reading a bit more!  Its really funny and he is looking forward to reading more in the series
11th February '17
I read it to PaigeS246 aged 4 aged 4
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
5 stars
this is such a cool book! paige absolutely loved the comic book style pictures and the funny story, excellent highly recommend
12th February '17
rsa read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
5 stars
My son: I thought it was so funny. It is a brilliant book. I really liked the robot ants, especially when they were chasing D.J. and Hilo.

Mum: This is a great book. Excellent graphic colour illustrations on quality paper. My seven year old was very impressed with it. We will definitely be looking for the other books in this series.
12th February '17
oliver10 read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
5 stars
My son loved this book as soon as he got it, I was surprised to see it was set out like a comic layout when I opened it but it was great we both enjoyed reading it 
21st February '17
Esjay read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
4 stars
I received this as a give away . I opened the parcel with excitement and as soon as I opened the cover I was transported to an amazing colourful world. I couldn't put it down . It was my first graphic book and I read it quickly .Hilo is a bit serious but wouldn't you be if you crash landed on a planet ? He was my favourite character , well maybe?
28th February '17
I read it to Pricey aged 4 aged 4
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
4 stars
My 4.5 year old son really like the comic book format of this book but I found it difficult to read. Often there were pages of pictures with no text so he spent ages looking at the pictures. Was much better when not reading for bed time. The chapters are short which was good, especially as he's on the younger side of the target audience. It was a funny story though and we'd certainly read the others in the series. 
24th December '16
Belllboo read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
4 stars
Boo read this with her Dad.  She loved reading a graphic novel and loved the art work.
24th February '17
I read it to Esjay aged 9 aged 9
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
4 stars
I received this as a give away . I opened the parcel with excitement and as soon as I opened the cover I was transported to an amazing colourful world. I couldn't put it down . It was my first graphic book and I read it quickly .Hilo is a bit serious but wouldn't you be if you crash landed on a planet ? He was my favourite character , well maybe?
My daughter had her nose in this book and was engaged by the story.
19th April '17
I read it to RS aged 6 aged 6
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth (Hilo Book 1) 9780141376929
2 stars
Didn't enjoy this ::( rather boring graphic novel. Lots of detailed illustrations but my son failed to keep focused. It's taken forever to finish. It's on a series of books so if your child likes graphic novels you could maybe give this a go. I'd definitely say this would be suited to kids 8+ (My son is 6 and I think he was too young in hindsight). 
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