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Dear Earthling by Pen Avey
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really liked it
bookshelves: netgalley, four-star-reads

This was a cute little epistolary story about an alien, Dethbert Jones, writing to his new pen pal, an earthling, about his adventures in Space Cadets and his normal everyday life. As a former girl scout, current girl scout volunteer, and sister to a boy scout, I have a lot of appreciation for scouting groups in general, so I really liked seeing a new take on scouts from a different planet. Through Dethbert's letters, we learn a little bit about the planet he lives on: how the animals on his planets have evolved and have complex feelings, how new animal hybrids are being created (like a chicken snail), and how the water supply is toxic and not safe to swim in. This book was filled with puns and not so subtle plays on earth traditions and games which I definitely think would go over very well with the target demographic. All in all, I think late elementary schoolers and early middle schoolers would love this book, especially with all the fun illustrations!
Ebook provided by the publisher via netgalley!
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Reading Progress

January 9, 2019 – Started Reading
January 9, 2019 – Shelved
January 10, 2019 – Finished Reading

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