Explore planet Earth and all its secrets in rhyme. This hilarious planet-shaped book will have children in stitches, particularly when they discover that Earth has a secret weapon! Renowned for his gleeful sense of humour and comic art, Colin McNaughton introduces, in rhyme, the weird and wonderful members of an alien fleet determined to conquer Earth.
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(260mm x 260mm x 11mm)
Walker Books Ltd
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US Kirkus Review »
A ragtag army of creatures from outer space is headed this way, bent on conquering the Earth! Beginning with the admiral, who's bright green and has ears like trumpets, readers meet a slew of funny aliens, all described in snappy verse. Many have extra eyes and bumpy bodies, but they look more inept than scary. A two-page spread shows their weird table manners and weirder cuisine. How is our planet saved? A mirrored page, which should delight readers, shows what scares the aliens away. McNaughton comes up with an entertaining variety of quirky creatures, rendered in line-and-watercolor cartoons, and the book itself has an offbeat round shape. But with almost no plot, it seems more like the prologue for an upcoming adventure than a stand-alone story. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Colin McNaughton
Since the publication of his first title in 1976, Colin has produced over 70 books, many of which he has both written and illustrated. Colin is also renowned as a humorous poet as well as for his storybooks and is recognized as one of Britain's leading author/illustrators. His Walker titles include three books about Captain Abdul and his motley pirate crew as well as the picture books Nighty-Night!; Potty Poo-Poo Wee-Wee; We're Off to Look for the Aliens and When I Grow Up.