Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Welcome to Alien School by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves (Simon and Schuster Children's Books)


Welcome to Alien School

Written by Caryl Hart

Illustrated by Ed Eaves

Published by
Simon and Schuster Children's Books

Ahh lovely, we've finally caught up with a book we've been meaning to read for absolutely AGES! We've previously loved Albie's plunge into the pirate pool, so kept "Welcome to Alien School" on our 'to-do' list for a long time. Now we've found it nestling in the library stacks and can have a good scrimmage through!

Imagine what it would be like if, instead of boring old normal school, you ended up at Alien School for the day. Albie's imagination soars as Mum drops him off on a distant planet for the day instead of the usual school run. Like most children going to a new school for the first time, Albie's a little bit nervous and unsure - but imagine what it would be like if your lessons were - well - completely alien!

Spelling an alien language? ABCs are hard enough but how about Gzzz, Frrrzzt and Sqrrrrrm? Alien playtimes? They're completely crazy (and a little bit scary if you don't know what you're doing?) And the less said about lunch, the better!

Soon though, Albie makes friends and realises that even at Alien School, there's always something fun to learn and lots of interesting times to be had.

It's a great book to help children address those 'starting school' fears, and we do love Ed's colourful and creative aliens in this (particularly the cute little ones!)

Charlotte's best bit: Alien Lunchtime!

Daddy's Favourite bit: We are definitely loving Albie's imaginative flights of fancy and still have lots of catching up to do with the rest of the books - but we'll get there in the end. This is fab though, hits the spot nicely!

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