- 出版社: Random House Books for Young Readers; Re-issue (1988年10月22日)
- 丛书名: A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
- 平装: 64页
- 读者对象: 6 - 9 岁
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0394820932
- 条形码: 9780394820934
- 商品尺寸: 13.2 x 0.4 x 19.4 cm
- 商品重量: 45.4 g
- 品牌: Random House Books for Young Readers
- ASIN: 0394820932
- 用户评分: 2 条商品评论
- 亚马逊热销商品排名: 图书商品里排第537,961名 (查看图书商品销售排行榜)
Aliens for Breakfast (英语) 平装 – 1988年10月22日
From Publishers Weekly
This short, eight-chapter novel has a zany premise loaded with reader appeal but, disappointingly, never takes off. Richard sits down to breakfast one morning and discovers that his bowlful of Alien Crisp cereal is home to the real thinga tiny, talkative alien named Aric, who explains that he has come to save Earth from the evil Dranes, a rival alien race. One of them has already taken up residence; it is, in fact, Dorf, the eerily cool, instantly popular new boy in Richard's class. Richard must destroy Dorf before it is too late, but Aric has forgotten the correct method for doing that. Richard and Aric's efforts are tame and uninspired, the turns of plot seem random rather than carefully thought out, and the eventual solution (feeding Dorf large quantities of red pepper, which causes him to explode) requires little ingenuity or initiative on Richard's part. Loose, rather quirky pen-and-ink illustrations are a dashing addition to what is otherwise easily forgotten fare. Ages 7-9.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Stephanie Spinner has written many highly praised children’s books, including Alex the Parrot, Aliens for Breakfast (with Jonathan Etra), It’s a Miracle! A Hanukkah Storybook, and the novels Quiver, Quicksilver, and Damosel. She lives in Sherman, Connecticut. To learn more about Stephanie and her books, please visit stephaniespinner.com.
Jonathan Etra was a humorist, playwright, and journalist, as well as a children’s book author. A graduate of Yale University, he wrote articles for Harper’s and Vogue, and was the coauthor of Aliens for Breakfast and Aliens for Lunch. He lived in New York City until his untimely death in 1991.
Steve Björkman's popular, whimsical artwork is regularly featured in numerous magazines, in greeting cards, and in over 30 children's books. The first book he illustrated, Aliens for Breakfast, won the Texas Bluebonnet Award and was made into a TV movie. He lives in Irvine, California, with his wife and three children.
Overall the book was just as I remembered it from my own childhood. It was a pleasure to read it to my own son.