Friday, October 30, 2015
Your Alien by Tammy Sauer and Goro Fujita + a Fiona Friday pic
Your Alien by Tammi Sauer, Illustrated by Goro Fujita
Sterling Children's - Picture Book
Your Alien is the story of a little green alien who arrives on Earth, where he befriends a little boy. They have a bit of fun together at home and school, but then the alien appears to be growing sadder. His new human friend discovers the problem when he glances at a family portrait on the wall. The alien is longing for his family.
To help the little alien, the boy turns on all the lights in his house and decorates the outside of his home and yard with so many lights it can be seen from space. This captures the attention of the parent aliens so that they're able to fetch their alien child.
Highly recommended - I loved the sweetness of the story and I'm absolutely crazy about the illustrations. What an adorable little green alien! The only thing I disliked about Your Alien was the chosen tense, which is not my favorite, but the story is so warm and funny that I smiled all the way through the book. I can imagine Your Alien being a hit with the young ones and it's charming enough that I know I wouldn't mind reading it over and over and over again to an eager child.
I received a copy of Your Alien from Sterling Children's Books for review. It came with a little alien button and a bookmark. I'm assuming those were promotional items that don't normally come with the book. I keep the button in a place where I can admire it, I love that little alien so much.
In other news:
A few days of not writing reviews was restorative, so I have no plans to take off, at this point. I am, however, going to participate in National Novel Writing Month. I never know whether that will keep me away from the blog or make me crave writing about something besides my own story, but I hope to make some progress wading through the large stack of children's books beside me. I'd originally intended to have a Children's Day, but so many children's books arrived that I decided there were too many to review in a single day. So, I'll write up the reviews individually, unless I get a sudden urge to review several at once.
It's Friday! Have you hugged your cat, today? Or dog. It's okay if you hug a dog, instead.
Izzy loves my iPad. The newer one doesn't have cat fishing but she's perfectly happy to page around on Facebook, chase clouds on a weather page with a moving background, and sleep on it when she tires of trying to buy things I don't want.
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