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If I Were an Alien

3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A little boy wishes he were an alien in outer space, while a space alien wishes he were a little boy on Earth.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Windmill Books (first published January 21st 2005)
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Andy Bork
Jan 21, 2015 Andy Bork rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plot
There is a boy that wished he were an alien. He wanted to go to space, and wanted to fly around to all of the planets. Then he wouldn't have to listen to anyone anymore. He wouldn't do anything for his hygiene, he would just fly his spaceship to school everyday. He would go to Mars and Jupiter to visit the aliens. Then there was an alien boy who wished he was a human boy. He wanted to ride buses, drive cars, and go to school. He thought everything in space was all the same and super boring.
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Msjennifers Corner
Feb 18, 2014 Msjennifers Corner rated it liked it
Told first from the perspective of a young earth boy. He tells of why he would like to be an alien. Pretty much... what sucks about being a human. Then the script flips and a young alien boy tells why he would like to be a human and why being an alien sucks.

Good for storytime. Little text and the kids can relate. Sparks conversation about what they like and don't like about their everyday lives.
Schmobes
Feb 21, 2015 Schmobes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Level 1, maybe level 1+. I thought Kiddo would love it, he liked it, but it wasn't a hands down favorite. The upside is he read it very well.
David
Unexpected transition from human to alien perspective. I had to reread that part to actually get the change.
ABC
Aug 07, 2008 ABC rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young kids, especially boys
Shelves: younger-kids
First the book shows a boy wishing he were an alien,then shows an alien wishing he were a boy.
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Vivian French was best known in school for being extremely skinny and for talking a lot. At school she developed an attachment to words and later became an actor, then a storyteller, and finally a writer of children's books. She is the author of more than two hundred books. Ms. French lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has four grown daughters.
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