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So later, after a nice dinner at Shirley and Moe’s, after all the soldiers, pilots, Marines, FBI men, and the cousins had said their goodbyes, the visitors from outer space made a momentous announcement.

There’s going to be a wedding on planet Nextoo! And, after having tasted Shirley’s meatballs, the spacemen ask Shirley and Moe a teeny weeny favor: would they be so kind as to cater the simple celestial celebration for four hundred and eighty-seven alien guests (give or take a few)? Shirley is thrilled, but Moe has his doubts-after all, who wants to travel past Uranus in a spaceship the size of a barbecue?

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"This comical collaboration makes very good company."—Publishers Weekly
"[E]ndearing as well as amusing."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"[D]elightfully droll."—Booklist
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