It is the day of the launch but the professor can't decide who should fly the rocket: should it be Patrick the monkey or the Q-bert the robot? The professor devises clever tests to work out who is smartest and Q-bert wins hands-down. Patrick isn't even trying. Q-bert is chosen to go into space and Patrick is put back in his cage. But Patrick thinks he is the best monkey for the job, so he must use all his wit and cleverness to reach the launch pad before Q-bert blasts off!
Donough O'Malley has a degree in illustration from Bristol University. He studied illustration as a postgraduate at Brighton. This is his first children's book.