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3.49  ·  Rating details ·  135 ratings  ·  21 reviews
This stunning picture book will have young readers wondering about outer space and life on other planets while imparting a surprising and profound message of empathy and “otherness.” From the author/illustrator of Blue vs. Yellow and I Used to Be a Fish.

Do you ever look up at the night sky and wonder if there is anybody else out there?

Are there evil robots or coo
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by Balzer + Bray
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Kathy
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picturebook
I think I will start my Alienology program with this book: are there aliens out there in the universe, and what are they like? Are they just like us?
Cassie
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: clever
Fantastic. I love the surprise at the end.
KDV
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
I read this with some 6 & 7 year olds who loved it and had SO MUCH to say about outer space what may or may not be OUT THERE. They were blown away by the twist at the end!
Alice Ball
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thoughtful, well-paced story with a sweet twist.
Amy
Sep 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Reviewed for School Library Journal 5/1/19.

K-Gr 2—A fun and lively take on the age-old question, "Is anybody else out there?" The opening spread shows a darkened night sky and the silhouettes of a young boy and girl observing the stars and planets with their telescope. They begin to banter back and forth about the possibility of alien life-forms and what they might look like. Would they be robots with tentacle arms? Extraterrestrials with big heads? Soon then they begin to wonder if
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Marco
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
This book works because it works to the imagination of young readers whose imaginations can run free about life on other planets as its main characters do. Children's books used to be about the wonder (not the sarcasm and general non-wonder of what's out there today) and this book makes a good return to that wonder. The illustrations work well with images of what other worlds might look like and with planets and space presented for visual reading. A good story to read aloud or to give for those ...more
McKenzie Richardson
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A fun read that explores the idea of life on other planets. The thing that stood out most to me was the artwork. The story itself is pretty simple, but that artwork is gorgeous. I loved all of the space art. The pictures are just beautiful.

While the story is simple, there is a playful twist at the end that I really enjoyed and that brought a smile to me face.

Fun book for fans of space and aliens.
Erika
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Super adorable read that has you ponder the existence of life on other planets. What I found the greatest is the part where it wonders if there might be families like our own but doesn't illustrate what our families look like.
Jesse
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun twist on aliens! I may have seen it coming, but Berry definitely didn't. Enjoyable, though the illustrations weren't my favorite.
Ms Threlkeld
Jan 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Children will enjoy thinking about life on other planets and will probably be surprised by the twist at the end (which I saw coming a mile away).
Kareena
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sr-2019
Eh, good message but not a great read.
PWRL
Aug 01, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019-new
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Miss Sarah
Nov 17, 2019 rated it liked it
A preschool and up book about what else could be out in the universe.
Amy
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
A cute picture book about 2 aliens wondering if it's possible other life exists out in the vast solar system...
Syntha Green
I think this could be a solid choice for story time.
David Haggett
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I give Tom Sullivan's Out There 5 stars, specifically for the last page of writing.
Frances Hotchkiss
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was perfect for the Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program theme! Bright colorful illustrations, not a lot of words on each page. This is a great choice for even the youngest reader!
Molly
Jun 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
A cute book that questions if there is life on other planets and what they might be like. I love the illustrations.
Amanda
A great way to teach children to think about otherness and what might be out there. The illustrations are beautiful, and this would be great to use for an alien or outer space program.
Pam
Jun 27, 2019 rated it liked it
A quick contemplation of what could be in outer space - aliens, people just like us, a planet just like ours, creatures with tentacles?
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