Saturday, August 8, 2015

Book review - Your Alien

Your Alien
Written by Tammi Sauer, Illustrated by Goro Fujita

You will be looking out your window
when something wonderful comes your way.

You will want to keep him. 

Your Alien is written in the second person. It reminds me a lot of the style of If You Give A Mouse A Cookie... and for that reason alone, kids will love it. What they will be draw to even more, however, is the friendship story. 

The boy at the start sees a spaceship crash. Upon checking out the site of the crash, he meets an alien. They become fast friends and spend a day together playing, until the alien becomes homesick at the end and needs to find a way to return to his parents.

I enjoyed the lyrical nature of the text, the friendship between the boy and the alien, and the way the boy solved the problem at the end. I love how the text was circular and came back to the lines, "you will be looking out your window when something wonderful comes your way..." at the end. A beautiful story or, as the back of the book says, "A friendship that is out of this world." 

Super fun book that I can't wait to share with students this fall. 
 
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