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Comic close encounters of the alien kind in this innovative picture book, which contains a special surprise! Dad's new book has just arrived and the children are sitting down to read his latest adventure... Blasting off into space, Dad's on the hunt for aliens. He meets lots of them - cute, hairy, bug-eyed and scary - and, strangest of all, he falls in love. Dad brings his alien girl back to Earth, where they have a family and live happily ever after. When Dad's book is finished, the family are amused ... because it's an extra-terrestrial, extra-true story - all about them!
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Since the publication of his first title in 1976, Colin McNaughton has produced over 70 books, many of which he has both written and illustrated including Have you seen who's just moved in Next Door to Us?, winner of the Kurt Maschler Award, Jolly Roger, winner of a British Book Award, and Captain Abdul's Little Treasure. As well as storybooks Colin is renowned as a humorous poet and is now recognized as one of Britain's leading illustrators and authors. The greatest influences on his work are the comics, comic annuals and Saturday morning cinema serials of his childhood. Colin is married with two sons and lives in London.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 3—Employing the trademark goofy humor and kid-friendly illustrations that make his books popular with young audiences, McNaughton revisits outer space. Dad, a children's book author and illustrator (whose characters look an awful lot like those from McNaughton's oeuvre), receives a copy of his newest title in the mail from the publisher. He immediately hands it over to his family for review, nervously leaving to walk the dog rather than watch their response. Readers then open to a copy of his book, a paperback volume literally pasted onto a page of the framing story. This book-within-a-book tells a silly rhyming space adventure of a man (who looks a lot like Dad) and his dog (who strongly resembles the family pet) as they encounter and interact with extraterrestrial beings. Not only do they find adventure among the aliens, but they also find love. The family's response to this publication includes a comic twist that will be appreciated by children. Shared in a group setting or one-on-one, this engaging selection is certain to be enjoyed for the colorful cartoon illustrations and the imaginative story.—Piper Nyman, Brookmeade Elementary School, Nashville, TN
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Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111406313521
Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2009. Condition: New. Colin McNaughton (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1406313521