David, aka Scrub, is used to being shipped off to relatives for the summer while his parents go on business trips. This is the first summer he’s ever been sent to his grandma’s house, though. In fact, he doesn’t know her at all. The last time she visited he was only one.
Even before he walks into her house, he knows this summer will be, well, different. First of all, his grandma runs the The Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast. Not exactly the type of place that attracts your average tourist. Second, the first tourist he sees is about seven feet tall, deathly grey, and stops to smell everything in his path. Inside, things only get stranger – the decor is a mix of the ’60s and space paraphernalia. The other guests are all very unusual, too. A family of four is walking down the hall on all fours, a little boy has weird lumps all over his head, and other guests are almost perfectly round.
Scrub quickly learns that the reason these ‘tourists’ are all so strange is because the bed and breakfast really is intergalactic – the visitors come from all over outer space to vacation on our primitive planet. Grandma’s job is to attempt to make them look human and hide them in plain sight. Not everyone is thrilled with the unusual guests, though, and Scrub and his grandma need to be careful not to blow their cover.
reviewed by Jessica