Some of the language is a bit older, or uncommon, so I found myself paraphrasing a bit, but this is definitely one that I will be reading again next year. This story would be more appropriate for 3rd grade maybe 2nd-4th grade and could be a fun read for students during reading time. Return to Book Page. Mar 30, Claire rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
It is suspenseful, it is funny, and it is relateable. The alien technology conveniently shapes itself around the plot rather than any interesting system or theme. When a tiny intergalactic starship crashes into the bedroom of year-old Rod Allbright Jayden Greig , it’s the start of the adventure of a lifetime for him and his cousin Elspeth Lauren McNamara. Rosemary Kiladitis I’m a mom, a children’s librarian, bibliophile, and obsessive knitter. Yes, a lot of science fiction themes are introduced at a simple level.
There many other children’s books that have a bit more in the way of quality writing, but I think this may have been aimed at reluctant readers that do not require that.
Dreaming About Other Worlds: Review – Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville
No trivia or quizzes yet. I adored William Dufris ‘ audio homdwork. When you are reading, you imagine how the characters would look, and the illustrations fit perfectly to what I envisioned. Notify me of new comments via email.
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This story tells about their adventures of figuring out the criminal’s disguise, as well as their attempts to summarj and reprimand him. The aliens say things like “We have been sent to this miserable back-water of a planet,” and “you are a very troubled people, we feel sorry for you.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Yes, a lot of science fiction themes are introduced at a simple level. View all 6 comments. He did tremendous justice to that book, and he ohmework extremely entertaining as he narrated Aliens Ate My Homework. I think the thing that sustains this kind of book is the dialogue.
Book Review: Aliens Ate My Homework, by Bruce Coville (Aladdin, 1993)
Can Rod, who is incapable of lying, keep his alien brhce a secret and help them succeed in their mission while getting his science project done on time? The aliens finally reveal to Rod that BKR the criminal mastermind is wanted because he lacks empathy and is cruel to others for the sake of being cruel.
Nov 04, Scotty rated it liked it Recommends it for: Nov 05, Bossy Kiya Jakiya rated it it was amazing. It’s almost like a series of jokes, where there’s covi,le this buildup then another alien appears and it’s like a punchline, “oh man I can’t believe there’s another of these crazy aliens.
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Jan 27, Lisa rated it it was amazing. This was another fun read I remember and I hope young readers can still get into this. This is one of those books I feel i will always like no matter what. You are commenting using your WordPress. This book was cute and creative and anything dealing with “something eating homework” is funny for elementary students.
Feb 13, Colleen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just reread this for the first time in 20 years.
Always atf and entertaining. This is read and forget type of book. The boy help the aliens to trap the criminal alien. You will be entertained hearing about a boy’s journey, what he endures, and the secrets he must keep along the way. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
It is suspenseful, it is funny, and it is relateable. Mar 04, MarkH rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m still thankful to this series for introducing me to some basic sci-fi concepts as a kid, but I think I could have learned them from a more compelling story. Dec 08, Jessica. He became one of my favorite narrators after I listened to his reading of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn a few years ago.
And it’s the truth. I need to go read the rest.