Thursday, 29 September 2011

Teatime in Space

After 2 weeks in a self-inflicted tech blackout (avoiding all things computery is blissful if you manage to do so for even a few days!) ReadItDaddy is back with a whole stack of new books to sort through, and new reviews to publish. So let's kick off with 'Teatime in Space' by Caroline Castle. 

Pete is an ordinary everyday kid but one day Pete's ordinary everyday life is turned upside down by the arrival of an alien spacecraft in his back garden. Its sole occupant needs help, and Pete bravely steps in to fix the broken spaceship - inadvertently landing himself in all sorts of hot water at the same time. 

'Teatime in Space' is simple non-taxing stuff, beautifully illustrated and would make an excellent early reader when your children advance past the 'Here is spot. here is a ball' type stuff. Any child fanatical about aliens, space or spaceships should find plenty to giggle at, and Pete's a very easy character for kids to identify with. 

Charlotte's best bit: The strange shaped cutlery on the alien planet

Daddy's favourite bit: Odd alien food

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars