Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks

Sanity & Tallulah

Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, she has to show Tallulah. But Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds is a bit of a handful, and it isn't long before the kitten escapes to wreak havoc on the space...

Details Sanity & Tallulah

TitleSanity & Tallulah
Release DateOct 16th, 2018
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Comics

Reviews Sanity & Tallulah

  • orangerful
    This book is adorable! Two BFFs that live in a space station that get into trouble when one's science experiment gets a little out of hand. The experiment? Well, I won't spoil that for you, but it is both cute and terrifying. It reminded me of an episode of 'Star Trek' but for kids. I can't wait to read the further adventures of these two girls.
  • Dan
    So delightful! Two best friends on a space station try to prevent the entire thing from falling apart, which may or may not be their own fault. There are hints at a larger, unexplored universe of space station-type activities going on, which I really enjoyed. What is all this science for? What are they protecting themselves against? Who built the station originally, and why? Of course, there's also great character moments and humor.I would have d...
  • Dena (Batch of Books)
    Anyone that tells you that graphic novels are not sophisticated should read this book. It's a science fiction story about two girls that live on a space station. Sanity has "grown" her own three-headed kitten, but when her pet escapes, the station starts malfunctioning. She and Tallulah put on their sleuthing hats to find the kitten and determine what is causing all the trouble.I was a little surprised at the turn this book took. I thought it was...
  • Zayda (Babybibliophile)
    Sanity and Tallulah are best friends living on a satelite in space. Without permisson they create a life form that gets loose aboard the ship. It ends up causing chaos and the two best friends must find it before it's too late!I loved the illustrations in this book and how well they went with the story. This book was a wonderful, fun read and I highly recommend it!
  • Sam (she_who_reads_)
    This is one of the cutest graphic novels I’ve read all year! Packed full of adventure, danger, and a lot of laughs- I enjoyed every minute of reading this! Sanity and Tallulah are great characters, and I loved that Tallulah was a total badass scientist! Also this graphic novel is super diverse, which is always appreciated. I would absolutely recommend this to any graphic novel reader, regardless of age!
  • Jess (freaks over books)
    This was a cute little comic, the two main characters are very adorable and I enjoyed the setting, the story itself was just ok for me, but I can appreciate it for what it was. The sci-fi/mystery aspect set in Space was fun, and I liked the illustrations as well.
  • Carrie
    The most endearing element of Sanity and Tallulah’s adventures that I’ve enjoyed from them before their big book debut is that these girls always save the day and I’m glad to report that very theme has transitioned over from the zine format to graphic novel format without losing any of that awesome message–not that I had any doubt!Best Friends, Mad ScienceThe girls remain curious, bright inquiring minds that are growing up in a place that...
  • Laura
    This is a fun book.Sanity, who is advanced in her understanding of science, and Tallulah, her best friend, who is not quite as in to science, have created a three headed cat, despite the fact that no animals other than humans are allowed on the space station that they live on. Here is the three headed cat, below.The world building is well done. The adults are not stupid to Sanity’s smarts. Everyone has a personality, and background, and althoug...
  • Kales
    I got this ARC at BookExpo and I am so happy it exists. This is a great addition to the exploding genre of middle grade graphic novels. These two best friends are a riot and I am happy to have read this book. It features intelligent young girls who are also funny and mischievous. Their caring nature and desire to do good drove the story. I honestly didn't know what I was getting into with this story but I was pleasantly surprised to find it was a...
  • Leanne Jones
    Ugh this was so cute! I loved it! I did get a bit lost with all the science talk, because I'm not great with science, but it was such an enjoyable book. The art is adorable, all the characters were well written and relatable, and I was surprised by the twist! I didn't see that coming! I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a cute, easy read.
  • USOM
    This graphic novel will charm the socks off of you. I want posters of this, pins, and sequels. Not in that order though because I need to know there will be more before I lose my mind over the merchandise for this. Seriously new mega fan here. Where do I even begin? Do I start with the adorable friendship between our main characters? Or the diversity in the details? Or the fact that this middle grade graphic novel celebrates strong families, inte...
  • Fenja
    Finished this in nearly one sitting. It was my first ever Graphic Novel and the absolute cutest thing I've read in a while.Not only was it super cute, it was also really adventurous and exciting and a real page turner! I LOVED all of the science and the jokes and diversity of the characters! It was just perfect!My favourite thing about this had to be the parents/kids representations. That was just so amazing and I think I need a reread to write d...
  • Kristy
    I skimmed this, because not quite in my wheel house. But it is a great choice for another reader — it’s a cute, science infused graphic lovely about two teenage girls who bioengineer a kitten with three heads who gets loose and wreaks havoc on the space ship where they live ! Best for older elementary and middle school because it’s very science-y.
  • Meredith Spidel
    This books captivates kiddos because it has such an incredible creative plot! Life on a space station and conducting your own scientific experiments as a kid? How could my son not love this?! Thanks to Disney for sending us an ARC for review. It's tricky to find books that grab his attention, so this was a win!
  • Lynn
    Science fiction graphic novel that has fun with science, creates some interesting characters, both kids and adults and tells an interesting and story. Excellent visual story telling that works well with the text. A real charmer.
  • Melinda Beatty
    Honest to goodness one of the most fun MG graphics I've read this year. Tech-whizz Sanity and her not so savvy bestie Tallulah have a grand adventure aboard their space station home when a science project goes disastrously wrong.
  • Nicole Coxon
    This came in our last Owl Crate Jr box. It was a super cute story about 2 girls and a pet kitten (with 3 heads). It was so much fun to read!!
  • Cort
    Mini Me Rating & Review: one of my favorite books this year.
  • Sarah Nelson
    Cute little story with a little bit of a mystery! My daughter really enjoyed this one!
  • Laura (bbliophile)
    This was so so cute! I loved the art style, the plot, the setting and the characters so much, and I can't wait to see more of Sanity and Tallulah in the future.
  • Gina
    Pretty cute, but one half of a duo always getting into trouble with the other always having to pull back is one of my less preferred tropes.
  • Bridget
    I loved the families so much (also, obvs, Princess Sparkle Destroyer of Worlds)!
  • Leslie
    The tagline: Best Friends. Mad Science.With the idea of “science fiction teen girl detectives” in mind, Sanity & Tallulah was born first in a zine. And if you think the idea meant merely relocating Nancy Drew to a space station, you’re in for a surprise.Despite a strict “no domestic mammal” policy on their dilapidated, out-of-the-way space station, Wilnick, Sanity bioengineers a carnivorous vertebrate. The three-headed kitten’s name, ...
  • Elisquared
    Sanity is not your typical kid; she is a science prodigy and has bio-engineered a very illegal, very cute creature: a three-headed cat named Princess Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds (or more specifically, Princess, Sparkle, and Destroyer of Worlds -- the full name usage is a funny joke that readers will smile at). Of course, Sanity's best friend, Tallulah, is mixed up in it, helping Sanity keep the cat hidden from her own mother, Dr. Vega, senior sc...
  • Elna
    I struggled whether to rate this three or four stars - I liked the art, the premise, and the plot (I've always wanted to live on a space station!), but it definitely wasn't perfect. I initially settled on four stars because I know the kids in my library will love it, and that's what matters, but while writing the review I talked myself down to three.(view spoiler)[Dr. Vega, at first, seems appropriately mad at Sanity for breaking literally all th...
  • Tasha
    Living on Wilnick, an outdated and aging space station at the end of the galaxy could be dull, but not for best friends Sanity and Tallulah. Sanity, who has always wanted a pet despite rules against having one, decides to create one herself. It turns out to be a very cute three-headed kitten with a taste for meat. The kitten manages to escape soon after Tallulah’s mother finds out that she exists. The girls set out to find out whether the probl...
  • Kate Waggoner
    Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks is an amazing new middle grades science fiction graphic novel. Sanity and Tallulah live on a small, out-of-the-way space station called the Wilinick SS. They’re best friends and they spend their time finding adventure (or causing mischief) and solving mysteries. Sanity uses her scientific talent and knowhow to create a three-headed kitten which they name Princess Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds. The kitten happens...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Public library copySanity's latest science project, which she has been told NOT to do, is a three headed mutant kitten, whom she has been managing to feed by conducting another project to clone meat. When the kitten escapes, things start to go badly wrong. The space station on which she and her friend Tallulah live is imperiled by duct rats who are chewing through piping and drinking coolant, causing massive leaks and failures. Even though the gi...
  • Rosemary
    Life aboard a space station is never boring, especially when you have to cobble things together to keep things running. Sanity Jones, and her best friend, Tallulah Vega-Davisson, certainly know how to keep things interesting aboard Wilnick Station: their latest experiment is Sanity's project; a three-headed kitten named Princess Sparkle Destroyer of Worlds (one name for each head, naturally!). Princess Sparkle is discovered, but the kitten escape...
  • Bernard
    Note: I got as an advance reader copy for free from my local independent bookstore.Sanity & Tallulah are a couple of super smart teenage (pre-teen?) girls who live on a space station brimming with science, and who navigate the station and all of its scientific challenges with ease. The plot of this initial installment of hopefully many more to come centers around a three headed pet that one of the creates in the station's science lab and the trou...