Even Aliens Need Snacks by Matthew McElligott


Even Aliens Need Snacks by Matthew McElligott

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.


Praise for Even Aliens Need Snacks : A tasty treat sure to please. School Library Journal 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 Whimsical pairing of creatures and snacks-an enormous critter with a giant mouthful of teeth loves the toothpaste soup, for instance-proves especially rib--tickling. Kirkus Reviews Praise for Even Monsters Need Haircuts * With the distinctive combination of the freakish and the humdrum, it's a good candidate for the stack of battered bedtime favorites. -Publisher's Weekly, starred review There is a lot of care and heart put into this package, which makes it stand out in a crowd -Booklist Full of crowd appeal. -Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Lion's Share McElligott is a triple threat: a sturdy storyteller, a stylish draftsman and a thoughtful wit who makes math funny.-Publishers Weekly

About the Author

MATTHEW McELLIGOTT is the author of several books for children, including Even Monsters Need Haircuts, 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. www.matthewmcelligott.com

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

9th October 2014



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