' It was past midnight when Nicola Berry - Earthling Ambassador and leader of the Space Brigade - received an urgent phone call.
'Shimlara from the planet Globagaskar was ringing with terrible news: her mother, father and little brother Squid had been kidnapped!
'They were being held captive on the Planet of Whimsy - the most beautiful planet in the universe - by the scaly inhabitants of Volcanomania and their new President, Mrs Mania.
'Now the members of the Space Brigade have to daringly rescue Shimlara's family, and help the dreamy people of the Planet of Whimsy overcome the evil Volcanomanians.
'Another thrilling adventure in outer space with the intrepid members of the Space Brigade.' (From the publisher's website.)