Alien Schoolboy's Z-A Guide to Earthlings by Ros Asquith

Alien Schoolboy's Z-A Guide to Earthlings

Written by Ros Asquith
Illustrated by Ros Asquith
Part of the Letters from an Alien Schoolboy Series

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November 2012 Book of the Month & Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, this hilarious series goes from strength to strength.

In this forth title, The Aliens exploration of earthlings’ speech reveals the foibles of the English language - capturing the ridiculous things that are said...and revealing what they really mean. The jokes – verbal and visual – are sharply observed and wickedly funny.

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Alien Schoolboy's Z-A Guide to Earthlings by Ros Asquith

Earth is such a weird place that Flowkwee, an alien who is visiting Earth disguised as a schoolboy, has put together a guide to help all his friends back on planet Faa get to grippers with baffling human ways. Arranged in A - Z Y order, he explains cute clever little Ants so unappreciated by humans, Clothes (including the very disappointing clothe called a 'jumper' that stays still and never jumps), Sweeties with their lovely crunchy wrappers . . . and much more.

About the Author

Ros Asquith

Ros Asquith contributes a regular cartoon feature to The Guardian and achieved fame world wide for her Teenage Worrier books (realistic and funny explorations of teen problems and how to solve them) and the Trixie Tempest books aimed at the "tween" market of readers between the ages of nine and twelve. Her book Letters from an Alien Schoolboy was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize and The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, won the School Libraries Association Prize.

An honours graduate of Camberwell Art School, Asquith worked in graphic design and mural painting before moving into cartooning in the 1980s. She has also served as a theatre critic for several English periodicals. Since 1990 she has been well established as a cartoonist, author, and illustrator.

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224 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Piccadilly Press Ltd

Publication date

26th October 2012




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