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The Aliens Are Coming!
Helps you explore planet Earth and its secrets in rhyme. This planet-shaped book introduces, in rhyme, the weird and wonderful members of an alien fleet determined to conquer Earth.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 4th 1995 by Candlewick Press
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Dec 23, 2008 Heidi rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ages 4 and up
Recommended to Heidi by: Sue
A reissued book, I'm so glad this one made it back into print! What a fun book to read one-on-one or to a group. Aliens of various shapes, sizes, faces, etc., decide to come to earth to fight. That is until they're frightened by something that scares them off. You'll just have to check this one out to find out what it is that frightens them away.
This was a book recommended by a children's lit expert. I couldn't find it at the library and when I saw how much other people loved it I took a chance and bought it for my kids. It's pretty funny and the pictures are pretty hilarious too. I'm glad we added it to our collection.
Ha! I like how after every page the kids in storytime can yell "The ALIENS ARE COMING!" Because let's face it. Summer storytime books need something where the kids can yell every page. Plus how funny that the kids are what scare the aliens off. Alien storytime book, check.
Growing up in his native England, the young Colin McNaughton had little indication that he would one day become an author-illustrator. There were no books at all in his parents' home, he recalls, but there were always comics. These were his formative literature, and their slapstick humor has been a lasting influence. "I've been talking about the comic format for years," he says. "It's the modern w ...more