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Baloney by Jon Scieszka
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Jul 09, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: picture-books, science-fiction

Giant, Bold words fly accroos the pages of this sci fi story for kids. An alien is late to school and tells the teacher some tall tales about why he is late. The tales are filled with extra-terrestrial events and made up words but reflect similar stories told by human children.

It might be fun for older elementary students to work on guessing what the made up words mean in English or to make a Martian-English dictionary (even the verso is in partial Martian). But, younger kids or ELL students may be confused.

The illustrations are bright and whimsical, the alien boy cute. The collage style of the pictures allows for extra details that astute students will enjoy.

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message 1: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Did you miss the end? The words are from different earth languages. And there's no mention of Mars - only of 'deep space.'

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