|Hardcover, 37 pages|
Published 2016 (originally 2015)
Acquired February 2017
Read September 2017
by Justin Richards
illustrated by David Wardle
I didn't get that the title was a riff on "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" until the Slitheen spaceship had the electronic lock code "open six one three." It's pretty meh on the whole, with the Slitheen's weakness to vinegar turning out to be an all too obvious way to take care of them. Maybe I just don't remember the original story very well, but this doesn't seem to make use of it very much, and certainly not interestingly so.
Next Week: A real medieval fairy tale in Sirgwain and the Green King!