Wanda and the Alien by Sue Hendra

Wanda and the Alien

Written by Sue Hendra
Part of the Wanda and the Alien Series

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A touching story about a special and unusual friendship. When Wanda meets Alien they click as friends immediately even though they don’t speak the same language. They play happily together sharing adventures and having fun. But where have Wanda’s friends gone? When they re-appear, Wanda introduces Alien and they soon find that being different is not a barrier to friendship. Bold illustrations make this a vibrant picture book with a great theme.


Wanda and the Alien by Sue Hendra

What would you do if you found an alien? Would you run screaming and try and scare him away? Or would you show him all the best things to do? In this lovely story about accepting differences and sharing, Wanda and the alien become best friends. But where are all of Wanda's friends? Can you find them? They can't have gone far!

Wanda and the Alien has been made into an animated series and is shown on Channel 5's Milkshake.

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Friends come in all shapes and sizes in this fresh and funny tale of a rabbit and an alien visitor. Issues of friendship and accepting differences are gently handled, and Hendra's bold graphic style brings her appealing characters to life perfectly -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller A subtle story of how someone who is different can be embraced into friendship -- Mary Arrigan Irish Examiner Charmingly illustrated ... Toddlers will love this witty story that shows that friends can come in all shapes and sizes Surrey Advertiser Series

About the Author

Sue Hendra

Sue Hendra says:

"I graduated from the University of Brighton in 1994 and have been working as an illustrator of children's books since then. I've worked on over 70 titles now and I really enjoy it. I used to illustrate completely by hand but now I work on computer as well as painting. In addition to making books I run weekly art clubs for 8- 12 year olds at two of my local museums. I started this a couple of years ago and discovered that I really love working with children. I still live in Brighton and work in a shared studio with seven other artists."

Sue Hendra has made a name for herself creating picture books starring the most endearingly wacky array of characters.

Barry the Fish with Fingers made a big splash when first published in 2009, and has since sold over 100,000 copies. Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell was the bestselling new picture book for the first quarter of 2011, and Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat burst onto the scenes in summer 2012.

Sue Hendra’s Simon & Schuster titles have reached almost 300,000 copies in the UK alone.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Red Fox Picture Books an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

28th April 2011




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