This hilarious, and very cleverly written, addition to the ‘diary of an alien’ genre should have its 8+ readers laughing out loud as they read Bumpfizzle’s reports to the Great Master of Planet Plonk on the hazards of life with a family of earthlings.
The author explores sibling rivalry in a skilful and subtle way that leaves readers to make up their own minds about the narrator of the story. Is Bumpfizzle an alien warrior from outer space investigating earthlings for their potential as a food source or is he Daniel, a disgruntled middle child squeezed between older brother and Baby and seeking parental attention? Either way, readers of this brilliantly funny and accessible story have a treat in store, one that is greatly enhanced by the lively and humorous illustrations by Elina Braslina and by the use of clear fonts, page layout and diary format. This is definitely a title to recommend to fans of funny fiction.