Your alien

Tammi Sauer

Book - 2015

When a little boy meets a stranded alien child, the two quickly become friends, but at bedtime, the alien suddenly grows very sad, and the boy tries to figure out what his new friend needs to be happy again.

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Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Sterling Children's Books [2015]
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN
9781454911296
1454911298
Main Author
Tammi Sauer (author)
Other Authors
Goro (Artist) Fujita (illustrator)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

It's best-friendship at first contact after a flying saucer crashes outside a boy's house, and a Little Green Man with a white jumpsuit and a snaggletoothed smile emerges. In second-person narration that has an understated tenderness, Sauer (Nugget and Fang) follows the two through the day. The boy's parents don't notice the new arrival, his classmates are mesmerized, and "As for your teacher? She'll think she needs new glasses." Beyond the evident warmth Fujita (the Robots Rule series) creates between alien and boy, he has a real way with light; the passage of time is almost tangible in the way sunlight streams through windows or wanes as the friends race down a hill flying a kite. And when the alien's homesickness sets in, it's light—specifically every light in the boy's house, as well as "a few extras here and there" (think Christmas in July)—that attracts the attention of two green parents eager to find their child. Not since E.T. has extraterrestrial entertainment stood such a good chance of making kids (and their parents) tear up. Ages 3–up. Author's agent: Laura Rennert, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Aug.) [Page ]. Copyright 2015 PWxyz LLC

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 2—Say a kid alien crashes into your yard. As Your Alien says, "You will want to keep him." Told in the future perfect tense, this sweet and bright book describes your experience with your new alien friend. Somehow, your parents don't notice, and neither does your teacher, as you and your alien "see ordinary things in a brand-new way." But something isn't quite right, and your alien starts to miss home. So you do the right thing—signal its parents to take it home! The illustrations are stylistically akin to shots from an animated short, with shading that looks almost like brush strokes but are created digitally. At its core, the sentiments of the book are heartwarming—the little boy in the story realizes the importance of home— and the use of you draws readers into the story. There is no doubt that lovers of space will enjoy this spin on E.T.VERDICT A tender and playful look at the meaning of home—with aliens!—Lisa Nowlain, Darien Library, CT [Page 76]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When a little boy meets a stranded alien child, the two quickly become friends, but at bedtime, the alien suddenly grows very sad, and the boy tries to figure out what his new friend needs to be happy again.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

One day, you'll be looking out your window when something wonderful comes your way' and you will want to keep him.   When a little boy meets a stranded alien child, the two instantly strike up a fabulous friendship. They go to school, explore the neighborhood, and have lots of fun. But at bedtime, the alien suddenly grows very, very sad. Can the boy figure out what his new buddy needs most of all? This funny, heartwarming story proves that friends and family are the most important things in the universe . . . no matter who or where you are.An NPR Best Book of 2015

Review by Publisher Summary 3

One day, you'll be looking out your window when something wonderful comes your way… and you will want to keep him.   When a little boy meets a stranded alien child, the two instantly strike up a fabulous friendship. They go to school, explore the neighborhood, and have lots of fun. But at bedtime, the alien suddenly grows very, very sad. Can the boy figure out what his new buddy needs most of all? This funny, heartwarming story proves that friends and family are the most important things in the universe . . . no matter who or where you are.An NPR Best Book of 2015

Review by Publisher Summary 4

When a little boy meets a stranded alien child, the two instantly strike up a fabulous friendship. But at bedtime, the alien suddenly grows very sad. Can the boy figure out what his new buddy needs most of all? This funny, heartwarming story proves that friends and family are the most important things in the universe . . . no matter who you are.An NPR Best Book of 2015