Dolan shows no signs of slowing down as a joke machine: there are dialogue bubbles galore to giggle over, as well as visual nudges: note that the Vader-like leader of the Death Banana has a coffee mug that reads, “World’s Best Evil Overlord.”
Speech bubbles and background antics add gleeful side stories and diverting jokes that will get little ones poring over illustrations to find hidden details, while parents will likely appreciate the spoof on sci-fi classics. Kids who love yuks will dig this merrily manic tale.
Light and playful, with busy action and energetic spoofs, this silly story is a good thing.
Dolan’s cartoonish drawings overflow with myriad visual jokes and speech balloons that perfectly complement the tongue-in-cheek narrative…this is veritable tour-de-farce that is sure to appeal to young fans of Star Wars, Star Trek, and general comic book silliness
—School Library Journal