A spaceman is drifting round the Milky Way when the planet Earth catches his eye. He lands, and makes friends with a little boy who shows him round. In return, the spaceman offers the boy a ride in his space craft. This book was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize in 1989.
Satoshi Kitamura was born in 1956 in Tokyo. Not formally trained as an artist, at the age of nineteen he began to do commercial art in Japan and, later, London. He won the Mother Goose Award for his first picture book, Angry Arthur, in collaboration with Hiawyn Oram, and in 2000 was the Smarties runner-up for Me and My Cat?