Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday!
At many How-To-Write-A-Picture-Book presentations, I’ve heard mentors say, “Pick a character kids want to read about and ask yourself the question…what if?” And today’s book is a perfect example of a writer who did that and got it right.
ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES, TOO!
Written by Katy Duffield
Illustrated by K.G. Campbell
Published by Candlewick (2017)
From Amazon: Ahhh-flying-saucer-shooting-star-CHOO! Laughter is the best medicine when you’re a little alien feeling under the weather.
Little Alien is sick. And sick is extra-terrestrial bad when you have two scratchy throats, five ears that hurt, and three runny noses. Splatch! Sputter! Spurt! Luckily Mama and Daddy Alien have an arsenal of lunar decongestants and meteor showers on hand to make him feel a little better (not to mention a Milky Way milkshake to help the medicine go down). Even so, the family’s alien pooch, Mars Rover, can’t stand to see his little buddy feeling out of sorts. Can a loyal pup’s funny tricks finally coax a smile?
“Little Alien was sick. And sick is extra-terrestrial bad when you have two throats, five ears, and three noses.”
Why I like this book:
- Great text…the author uses all the time-honored outer space sayings that kids will know and love.
- Awesome illustrations.
- Full of humor and heart.
Photo courtesy: http://frogsandsnailsandpuppydogtail.com/alien-crafts-and-activities/
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Thank you so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to leave a comment for an entry into the giveaway of a copy of ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES, TOO!
And come back tomorrow when author Katy Duffield rockets over to chat about her writing journey.
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends!
Very much looking forward to reading this! And I love those cupcakes – may have to do the storytime craft just so I can get one!