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We’re Off to Look for Aliens

Friday, July 25th, 2008
written and illustrated by Colin McNaughton


We're Off to Look for Aliens


This is an inventive book-within-a-book tale with a surprise ending. A father who writes children’s books lets his family read his latest publication to see what they think of it. The father’s book (a paperback adhered within the hardback book) is a zaney story-in-verse of a man who built a spaceship and traveled the universe meeting all kinds of aliens –some strange, some smelly, some scarey, and one particularly lovely. The story is put into perspective on the last page when we meet the whole family and hear their opinion of the book. Recommended for ages 4-8.