Win it! Cash Card AND the Movie HOME Books!


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My family and I LOVE when a new movie comes out that we can all see! When it’s over, we also like to obsess and let the magic of what we saw continue! Helping us to do so with the movie HOME, in theaters now, are the books that inspired the DreamWorks Animation movie!  The True Meaning of Smekday  AND Smek for President started it all! Breezy Mama will receive the below package AND now one Breezy Mama reader will win one, too:

The book series that inspired the hit film, HOME!

One (1) winner receives:

  • copies of TheTrue Meaning of Smekday and Smek for President
  • and $25 Visa gift card to see HOME in theaters!

To enter to win, tell us in the comments your family favorite movie right now!


The book that inspired HOME, now a major motion picture!

It all starts with a school essay.

When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens—called Boov—abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it “Smekland” (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod?

In any case, Gratuity’s story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity’s mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion.
Fully illustrated with “photos,” drawings, newspaper clippings, and comics sequences, this is a hilarious, perceptive, genre-bending novel from best-selling author Adam Rex.



© Adam Rex


In this much anticipated sequel to The True Meaning of Smekday, Tip and J.Lo are back for another hilarious intergalactic adventure. And this time (and last time, and maybe next time), they want to make things right with the Boov.

After Tip and J.Lo banished the Gorg from Earth in a scheme involving the cloning of many, many cats, the pair is notorious—but not for their heroics. Instead, human Dan Landry has taken credit for conquering the Gorg, and the Boov blame J.Lo for ruining their colonization of the planet. Determined to clear his name, J.Lo and Tip pack into Slushious, a Chevy that J.Lo has engineered into a fairly operational spaceship, and head to New Boovworld, the aliens’ new home on one of Saturn’s moons.

But their welcome isn’t quite as warm as Tip and J.Lo would have liked. J.Lo is dubbed Public Enemy Number One, and Captain Smek knows that capturing the alien is the only way he’ll stand a chance in the Boovs’ first-ever presidential election.

With the help of a friendly flying billboard named Bill, a journey through various garbage chutes, a bit of time travel, and a slew of hilarious Boovish accents, Tip and J.Lo must fight to set the record straight—and return home in once piece.



Adam Rex is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich.  His other books include Pssst!MoondayThe True Meaning of SmekdayFat Vampire, and Cold Cereal. He also illustrated the Brixton Brothers series, Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem, and Chloe and the Lion, all by Mac Barnett and Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Visit him at or follow him on Twitter @MrAdamRex.



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  1. Tracy Morse says

    “Guardians of the Galaxy” is my son and my favorite movie right now. We are excited to see Home, and would love to see it “free”! (I’m also a Big Bang Theory fan…love me some Sheldon (aka Jim Parsons!)

  2. Saw the movie Home this weekend, would love for my kids to now read the book(s)!

  3. Laura Spencer says

    Um, our favorite family movie right now is Elf. Guess we need to get out more!

  4. Krista H. says

    My kids favorite movie is Spy Kids!! Can’t wait to take them to see Home and read the books!

  5. My kids love the Narnia movies. Their grandparents are taking them to see Home today!

  6. We would love to see the movie and win these great books! Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. My kids favorite movie is still “Frozen”!!

  8. Cynthia R says

    Our favorite family movie is Frozen right now.

  9. MomofThree says

    My kids love “The Book of Life!”

  10. We’re still on a Big Hero Six kick. It’s been high on the rotation lately and I still love it too!

  11. My kids really like Big Hero 6.

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