The Field Guide To Aliens
From the Mulchon to the Andromedan Hexaped, everything you need to know about "intergalactice worrywarts, bubbleonauts, silver-slurbers, and other extraterrestrials" is provided in this one, slim volume.
Large illustrations, clever names, and fun facts will keep kids turning the pages to learn more about aliens - some familiar, some brand new to them.
While I think our daughter was being a lazy reader, I am disappointed that there isn't a little more white space on the page. A reluctant reader will dig in, a remedial reader won't! But this is a perfect type of book for both of those audiences.
There were lots of "yuck" and "what's that" from our daughter. She would read a bit look at the pictures, and then ask us to read. She said there was "too much writing" for her.
This is a book the whole family can enjoy, and I love that you don't have to do it "all" in one sitting. There is lots of clever information with layers that parents will enjoy and "get" more than their kids (like the cassette labeled 'disco').
Fact sheets, photos and illustrations are part of these biographies of aliens.
Given the structure of the book, it can serve as a great model for kids to create their own extraterrestrial creatures and build a biography about them. These go beyond the basic physical descriptions to include personality, which adds a great dimension for kids to write about.
10 to 13
8 to 10
Read by an 8-year-old girl.
Borrow. Lots of fun; I'm just not sure about its shelf life long term. Definitely consider buying for boys who liked aliens and extraterrestrial stuff. I might even pair it with the movie Men in Black.
|Title||The Field Guide to Aliens|
|Publisher||Two Lions © 2010|
|Genres||Fantasy, Science Fiction|