From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3–Think of aliens as little green men? Think again. The narrator of this book, a jug-eared youngster whose crew cut resembles a well-mown lawn, has a different take. Alien invaders, he says, are all around us. They are in our yards, weaving webs, setting up whole cities underground, spying on us with their huge, multifaceted eyes. The invaders, of course, are insects, and this young man is making friends with them, just in case. The brief text, English on the top of each verso, literal Spanish in red on the bottom, gives hints that are fleshed out in the illustrations. Drawn on animation paper, the Prismacolor artwork, executed in multiple shades of indigo, is dark and mysterious. A luminous sheen adds to the sense of menace. This involving introduction to insects has plenty of child appeal and could also serve as a pattern for writing activities.
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"Delightfully bug-yucky!" -- Dori Chaconas, author of On a Wintry Morning; One Little Mouse; Goodnight, Dewberry Bear; Momma, Will You?; That Blessed, Christmas Night; Cork & Fuzz; and When Cows Came Home for Christmas
"We are not being invaded by aliens; we already have beeninsects!
Kids will be fascinated by this bilingual book.
." -- Heartland Reviews
"captivating, creative, just plain fun. Childrens imaginations will soar reading this wonderful book
bouncy, easy-to-read text
" -- Jennifer LB Leese, Maryland author, geocities.com/ladyjiraff
a jug-eared youngster, whose crew cut resembles a well-mown lawn
is making friends
"just in case"
plenty of child appeal
" -- School Library Journal
both imaginative and descriptive. Kids will relate to the visual connection to science fiction." -- Gretchen Will Mayo, author/illustrator of Star Tales and Earthmakers Tales
engaging introduction to insects has child appeal and could also serve as a pattern for writing. A sound purchase
" -- Críticas
whimsical style and use of dimension intrigues the reader
great composition and cinematic style
" -- David Molina, director and co-founder of Creative Capers Entertainment, member of the National Television Academy
wildly imaginative and beautifully illustrated
very appealing and fun
the bugs are alivethey really pop off the page." -- Jason Ryan, supervising animator, Walt Disney Pictures and Television