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The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot
by Margaret McNamara and Mark Fearing


Overview - Introduce kids to the planets and solar system in this fractured fairy tale retelling of the classic The Three Little Pigs. Parents and children alike will adore this out-of-this-world story, which is set in outer space

GREEP BOINK MEEP The three little aliens are happily settling into their new homes when the Big Bad Robot flies in to crack and smack and whack their houses down A chase across the solar system follows in this humorous and visually stunning book from Margaret McNamara ( How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?  Read more...


 
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More About The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara; Mark Fearing
 
 
 
Overview
Introduce kids to the planets and solar system in this fractured fairy tale retelling of the classic The Three Little Pigs. Parents and children alike will adore this out-of-this-world story, which is set in outer space

GREEP BOINK MEEP The three little aliens are happily settling into their new homes when the Big Bad Robot flies in to crack and smack and whack their houses down A chase across the solar system follows in this humorous and visually stunning book from Margaret McNamara (How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?) and Mark Fearing (The Book that Eats People). The endpapers even include a labeled diagram of all the planets.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375866890
  • ISBN-10: 0375866892
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
  • Publish Date: September 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 11.28 x 9.22 x 0.38 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.97 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Science Fiction
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Robots

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-07-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

This boisterous galactic retelling of "The Three Little Pigs" pits resourceful pea-green alien children against a skyscraper-size robot. Siblings Bork, Gork, and Nklxwcyz live with their mother "in a snug, cozy crater on a tiny little planet." When their home " too crowded," the kids head into the solar system to seek new abodes. Two-eyed sister Bork finds an unmanned rover on a red planet ("Awesome!"). Her one-eyed brother Gork boards a satellite spinning around a ringed planet ("Whee!"). Three-eyed Nklxwcyz prefers a planet with "thirteen moons, and refreshing breezes." Soon the Big Bad Robot chases Bork to Gork's home; recalling their mother's advice to "stick together," they fly to Nklxwcyz's brick house. Fearing's (The Book That Eats People) collages lend a down-to-earth feel to the interplanetary action. McNamara (How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?) is faithful to the original story, down to the climactic chimney, but has bountiful fun along the way (" ‘Little alien! Little alien!' bleeped the Robot. ‘Pull over! Pull over!' "). This is no astronomy class, but readers can guess the unnamed planets by description, and they'll have fun pronouncing Nklxwcyz. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)

 
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