Space Guys: A Holiday House Reader

Space Guys: A Holiday House Reader

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by Martha Weston

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Children's Literature
The story is familiar, a young boy awakens and sees a space ship land in a tree. Several aliens decide to pay him a visit. He tells his mom and dad, but they just think he is dreaming and urge him to go back to sleep. The aliens have quite a time and wreak havoc in the kitchen. Will mom and dad believe him when he says that aliens did it? This little boy just might have the evidence to convince them. Pencil and watercolor illustrations expand the fantasy and kids will get a kick out of the mess the outer space visitors make. A "Holiday House Reader," level 1, Reading level: 1.3. 2000, Holiday House, $14.95. Ages 4 to 6. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 1-When a boy tells his parents that he has been visited by aliens in the middle of the night, they quickly dismiss his claim ("Now, now,/go to bed./Space guys/are in your head") and return to their slumbers. This amusing story will capture and hold readers' attention as the three space guys wreak havoc in the child's house. One eats the soap, another becomes wrapped, mummy style, in toilet paper, while the third squeezes toothpaste all over himself and the bathroom sink. The rhyme sometimes seems a bit forced and occasionally carries over from one spread to the next, which might be a bit confusing for beginning readers. Humorous full-color pictures ably depict the action as well as the characters' facial expressions, particularly the stunned look on the parents' faces the morning after when they find a Polaroid snapshot of the extraterrestrials. Overall, this simple story will appeal to youngsters.-Nancy J. Fuster, Whittier Elementary School, Bozeman, MT Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
Holiday House Reader Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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