When an Alien Meets a Swamp Monster

By Cornelius Van Wright
(Nancy Paulsen Books, Hardcover, 9780399256233, 28pp.)

Publication Date: February 20, 2014

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Could two little boys who scare each other silly ever become friends?
When Alik and Boi accidentally bump into each other at the pond, they aren t exactly thrilled. In fact, they re terrified Boi thinks Alik is a swamp monster, and Alik thinks Boi is a space alien. Both run home in a panic to share their news, but their families don t believe them. If only Alik and Boi can drum up the courage to venture back outside, they just might cross paths again and realize how much they have in common.
With an encouraging message about second chances and looking past appearances, this delightfully absurd story about two very different-looking adventurers is full of laugh-out-loud, action-packed fun. It's perfect for fans of funny books like "Shark vs. Train" and "Children Make Terrible Pets.

About the Author
Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu have illustrated many distinguished picture books, including Jewels, by Belinda Rochelle (Dutton), which was selected as a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. The couple lives in New York City with their daughter and son.
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