Aliens get the sniffles too! Ahhh-choo!

Katy Duffield

Book - 2017

Little Alien is sick. And sick is out-of-this-world bad -- with two scratchy throats, five hurting ears, and three runny noses! Mama and Daddy alien use an arsenal of lunar decongestants and meteor showers to make him feel a little better. Can the family's eight-legged dog's clever tricks finally coax a smile from Little Alien?

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Subjects
Genres
Humorous fiction
Picture books
Published
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press [2017]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN
9780763665029
0763665029
Main Author
Katy Duffield (author)
Other Authors
K. G. (Keith Gordon) Campbell, 1966- (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 2—In a galaxy far away, a little alien begins to sneeze and his parents try different ways to make him feel better. It starts with a big sneeze. A big, powerful, "AHHH-flying-saucer-CHOO," sneeze. Little Alien is sick, and being sick is especially miserable when you have two throats, five ears, and three noses. His mother and father try very hard to comfort him, but when not even a Milky Way Milkshake and a cool meteor shower can put a smile on his sneezy face, it's up to the Mars Rover, his furry, six-legged pet, to cheer Little Alien up with some silly cosmic antics. Anyone with a cold will find comfort in the company of this sick little alien as he sneezes with increasing ferocity. The text incorporates multitudes of extraterrestrial puns and jokes. The soft, muted color pencil illustrations feature a family of humanoid aliens and their strange, globular homes, along with a few slightly unearthly creatures like a rabbit with three ears and three eyes. Unfortunately the action and text are slightly disjointed and the sudden appearance of the "lunar decongestants" with their strange tools ends up being more frightening than comforting. VERDICT Recommended only for large collections or where there is a specific need for books about colds or aliens.—Laken Hottle, Providence Community Library Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Feeling terribly sick with a cold that gives him two scratchy throats, five ears that hurt and three runny noses, Little Alien receives lunar decongestants, meteor showers and a Milky Way milkshake from Mama and Daddy Alien while his pooch, Mars Rover, performs funny tricks to cheer him up.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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?

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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?