We’re off to Look for Aliens by Colin McNaughton – Book Review

We’re off to Look for Aliens by Colin McNaughton – Book Review

Were off to look for aliens by Colin McNaughton

We’re off to Look for Aliens

Author – Colin McNaughton
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 40
Release Date – 6th July 2017
ISBN-13 – 978-1406377132
Format – paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
I received a free copy of this book
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New Synopsis Were off to look for aliens

Experience comic close encounters of the alien kind in this innovative picture book.

Dad’s new book has just arrived and his children are sitting down to read his latest adventure…Blasting off into space, Dad’s on the hunt for aliens.

He meets lots of them – cute, hairy, bug-eyed and scary – and, strangest of all, he falls in love. But what will his family think of his far-fetched tale?

New Review

Dad was a writer, a children’s book writer. One morning his new book arrived fresh from the printers. He asked his sons if they would read it and see if it was okay. So he took the dog for a walk and left them to read. This is the story about dad’s new book.

I loved this book, it was so much fun. I love how Colin McNaughton has created a story within a story. You see, this book is about what his son’s thought about this book – hope you’re following me 🙂

The main part of the book is told in a rhyming, sing song verses, as dad travels around the universe looking for aliens. Children will have so much fun reading this book, I can visualise them singing the words out loud, and laughing along too.

The illustrations are divine, and boldly stand off the page, with their bright colours on a black background. The plot is simply amazing too.

I think children will be surprised by the ending, which gave a lovely twist to the story. We’re off to Look for Aliens is a fabulous book I wholeheartedly can recommend. It would also make a great book for a class read, just be warned though, it will make the kids giggle.

Book reviewed by Stacey

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New About the Author

Colin McNaughton

Growing up in his native England, the young Colin McNaughton had little indication that he would one day become an author-illustrator.

There were no books at all in his parents’ home, he recalls, but there were always comics. These were his formative literature, and their slapstick humour has been a lasting influence. “I’ve been talking about the comic format for years,” he says. “It’s the modern way of telling stories for today’s children; it’s about movement, the step between film and the book.”

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