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Meet Shirley and Moe. Just a regular couple from Bellmore. Today, all they are expecting is a nice, quiet dinner with a few cousins. But what do they get? Spacemen! From outer space! They don't know it yet, but with a touch of human (and alien) kindness and a heaping bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, the galaxy is about to get a little bit smaller. Originally published to critical acclaim in 1988, this updated version features a new, larger trim and color enhancement by the ...
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Overview

Meet Shirley and Moe. Just a regular couple from Bellmore. Today, all they are expecting is a nice, quiet dinner with a few cousins. But what do they get? Spacemen! From outer space! They don't know it yet, but with a touch of human (and alien) kindness and a heaping bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, the galaxy is about to get a little bit smaller. Originally published to critical acclaim in 1988, this updated version features a new, larger trim and color enhancement by the artist.

Chaos erupts when Moe and Shirley invite some visitors from outer space to stay for dinner with the relatives.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Beware of spacemen bearing blenders'' might well be the moral of this droll offering, in which aliens examine Suburbia, USA--and vice versa. Ages 3-7. (Aug.)
Children's Literature
This popular 1988 title has been reissued in a slightly larger format, with a new cover and slightly revised artwork by illustrator, David Small. A humorous and satirical tale of aliens who come to dinner, the entertaining dialog is fun to read aloud. Shirley and Moe have invited relatives to dinner, but the party is crashed by a couple of aliens who land a space ship in the backyard. While Moe panics, expecting the world to be destroyed, Shirley politely directs them to the bathroom and then invites them to come to dinner. "'Moe, Moe, take it easy. They look like nice boys,' Shirley said. 'Come, help me make the potato salad.'" Moe sneaks upstairs and calls the FBI, which calls the Pentagon, which calls the Army, the Air Force and the Marines. By the time the aliens return carrying an ominous large box, the house is surrounded by tanks, guns and helicopters. Depending on whether you side with Shirley or Moe, the ending may or may not be a surprise. 2000 (orig. 1988), Hyperion,
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786824335
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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