Published By: First Second

Book Category: Non-Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels

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Reviewed by Connie Anderson

(content seems appropriate for middle reader and young adult plus parents and grandparents)

The very first comic strip for extraterrestrial children ever discovered on our planet--and so....

Inventive, innovative and prolific graphic artist Lewis Trondheim tells an entire story without a single word, (at least that I could read since I am not from outerspace).

A.L.I.E.E.E.N. stands for Archives of Lost Issues and Earthly Editions of Extraterrestrial Novelties.

No parent will have to read this to a child but could lead some lively "what do you think they are doing?" conversations. The brightly colored, cheery round aliens are actively doing all kinds of weird things that children will love.

The wordless story will stretch every parent's comfort--but that isn't all bad.

The little aliens are drawn with so much expression, both with their faces and hands--and with a little effort and close attention, you can soon understand the story.

Armchair Interviews says: Colorful, inventive and every-active "alien" children go about their daily lives--and we get to watch with great fun.

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