A young alien takes a wrong turn at the Milky Way and is lost in space, until he spots a strange, blue planet. Zooming in for a closer look, the alien finds himself on Earth where he discovers a curious creature watching him. The two quickly become friends and explore the earth and heavens together in one unforgettable afternoon.
|Publisher:||Andersen Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Satoshi Kitamura is a Mother Goose Award and Smarties Prize-winning author-illustrator, whose books include Angry Arthur and Comic Adventures of Boots.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the story of a UFO who lands onto Earth to be met by a little boy who befriends him. They boy shows the UFO Earth, and the UFO takes the boy on a ride around space. In the end, the UFO must return to his planet, but not before the boy gives the UFO a dandelion to bring back with him. The book is a good example of science fiction because things like UFO's are a type of fantasy that includes science and possibly technology. Although this book does not contain any type of serious conflict that most science fiction story have. A teacher could use this book in a classroom to teach students more about outer space. There are some good pictures of space in this book that students could look at and get an idea of what things might look like. Teachers could also introduce the idea of UFO's and that like this book, there is no such thing, but how it is often fun to make stories about UFO's. Media: Oil PaintOne of the main characters in this book is the little boy. He has no lines in this book, but his character seems to grow as he gets to spend more time with his UFO friend. He at first seems like a scard little boy, but soon developes into someone that cares and relates to his new friend.