Even Aliens Need Snacks (Paperback)
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9780802736529, 40pp.
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
In the follow up to his breakout picture book, Even Monsters Need Haircuts, Matthew McElligott brings back the young monster barber in a new tale where his culinary concoctions bring him galaxy-wide fame. Creating snacks that make most humans queasy, this chef has found a new clientele--aliens. Readers will delight in McElligott's gently offbeat humor and unique artistry as spaceships full of hilarious creatures line up for a taste of the intergalactic cuisine.
About the Author
MATTHEW McELLIGOTT is the author of several books for children, including The Lion's Share, Absolutely Not, and Backbeard and the Birthday Suit. He teaches at Sage College and also visits elementary schools around the country. He lives in New York.www.mattmcelligott.com
Praise For Even Aliens Need Snacks…
“A tasty treat sure to please.” —School Library Journal, on Even Aliens Need Snacks
“Readers will delight in the parade of rainbow-hued, tentacled aliens lining up for 'Swiss cheese donut holes' and 'turnip-side-down cake.' Inky nocturnal backgrounds provide an excellent contrast to the glowing cast of spooky-silly creatures, and the twist ending ought to provoke giggles.” —Publishers Weekly, on Even Aliens Need Snacks
“Whimsical pairing of creatures and snacks . . . proves especially rib-tickling.” —Kirkus Reviews, on Even Aliens Need Snacks
“With the distinctive combination of the freakish and the humdrum, it's a good candidate for the stack of battered bedtime favorites.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review on Even Monsters Need Haircuts
“There is a lot of care and heart put into this package, which makes it stand out in a crowd” —Booklist, on Even Monsters Need Haircuts
“Full of crowd appeal.” —Kirkus Reviews, on Even Monsters Need Haircuts
“McElligott is a triple threat: a sturdy storyteller, a stylish draftsman and a thoughtful wit who makes math funny.” —Publishers Weekly, on The Lion's Share