We're Off to Look for Aliens

We're Off to Look for Aliens

By Colin Mcnaughton; Colin Mcnaughton (Illustrator)

Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763636364, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 10, 2008


It’s a book within a book! Wonderfully wacky as ever, Colin McNaughton sets off in search of strange and silly aliens.

When an author gets his book in the mail, he’s nervous to have his family read it. And no wonder! It stars a guy who takes off in a rocket ship and meets a ghastly array of alien creatures — some smelly, some with eyes in their belly — and one lovely alien who steals his heart. Madcap rhymes and zany illustrations will tickle kids’ funny bones, while a book within a book drives home a final twist.

About the Author

Colin McNaughton, an International Reading Association Children’s Choices favorite, has created more than sixty books for children, including three books about Captain Abdul. He lives in London.