Alfie has somewhat limited interests in life: aliens, rockets, and the moon. And when new sister Ruby arrives, he couldn’t care less – or so he thinks. She is, however, interesting in that she looks, sounds and most importantly, smells like an alien, so he decides to take her back to where she came from. Donning his space suit and gathering provisions for the journey, Alfie packs himself and Ruby into his rocket and off they go. Will Alfie be able to leave Ruby on the moon with all the other friendly little aliens, or will he decide that perhaps she should come back home with him ‘for just a little bit longer’? Of course they return to earth and Alfie learns that Ruby is even more important to him than aliens, the moon and rockets. The quirkily humorous illustrations present people and events from the perspective of Alfie’s world – mum and dad’s feet appear, for example, not their whole bodies. Text is used wittily to reinforce Alfie’s absorption and lots of detail show clearly the growing, tender relationship between Alfie and Ruby. A really lovely production.
http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/bfklogo.png 0 0 Angie Hill http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/bfklogo.png Angie Hill2010-09-01 00:00:442022-03-02 11:08:12My Sister is an Alien