Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Aliens are Coming


The Aliens are Coming
Written and Illustrated by Colin McNaughton

Published by Walker Books



A strange circular book that is instantly eye catching, which was why Charlotte latched onto this at the Library and wouldn't let it go. The squirty squelchy aliens inside are a motley bunch of nefarious extra-terrestrials who are intent on enslaving mankind. Only you can stop them - literally!

The book's eye catching artwork continues inside, with all manner of alien beasties lining up to strut their funky stuff. McNaughton's bold and colourful illustrations are slightly gross and icky but let's face it, kids love that stuff so they will absolutely love this book. Bouncing rhymes and a superb pay-off at the end make this a great little read for you and your children. 

Charlotte's best bit: Alien table manners

Daddy's favourite bit: The Dice Planet

Rating: 4 out of 5

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