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Space guys!
Weston, Martha.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, 2000.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
A boy is visited by beings that look like robots that arrive in a flying saucer from outer space.
Reading Level:
BR 0 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 0.7 0.5 44212.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.2 1 Quiz: 24864 Guided reading level: NR.
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A Holiday House Reader. Level 1. A boy gets a surprise visit from space aliens.

Author Notes

Martha Weston was born in North Carolina in 1947 and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan and after graduation, moved to San Francisco. Once there, she earned a living by doing freelance work on paste ups, animation ink and paint and illustration.

The first book Weston illustrated was I Hate Mathematics in 1975. The first book she wrote and illustrated was Peony's Rainbow which was published in 1981. Since then, Weston has illustrated the Nate the Great Series of stories from Delacorte Press, as well as the Curious George Series for Houghton Mifflin. Over the course of her career, Weston has illustrated over 60 books for children, 11 of which she also wrote. In may of 2003 she published her first children's novel, Act I, Act II, Act Normal.

One of the things that made Weston so unique among illustrators was that she was colorblind. She managed to work around that by carefully labeling her paints and having her colleagues check her work.

Martha West died September 4, 2003 of heart disease. She was 56 years old.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. K^-1. Loud beeps wake a boy in the night in this entry in the Holiday House Reader series. A flying saucer lands in his tree, but his sleepy parents ignore his news flash. The rest of the night is a rollicking adventure through the house with the space travelers, who eat the wrong things ("Not the pot; not the fan. Eat the pie. Don't eat the pan!"), watch TV, and pose for a photograph before zooming off into the dark sky. The rhyming text gallops through the silly, appealing story with spare, well-chosen beginner's vocabulary printed in large type. But it's Weston's illustrations that give the story its exuberant energy, perfectly capturing the boy's terror and glee as he meets and befriends the googly-eyed aliens, and his smugness when his nay-saying parents find the photo evidence. High-spirited fun for developing readers. --Gillian EngbergRBB

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 1-When a boy tells his parents that he has been visited by aliens in the middle of the night, they quickly dismiss his claim ("Now, now,/go to bed./Space guys/are in your head") and return to their slumbers. This amusing story will capture and hold readers' attention as the three space guys wreak havoc in the child's house. One eats the soap, another becomes wrapped, mummy style, in toilet paper, while the third squeezes toothpaste all over himself and the bathroom sink. The rhyme sometimes seems a bit forced and occasionally carries over from one spread to the next, which might be a bit confusing for beginning readers. Humorous full-color pictures ably depict the action as well as the characters' facial expressions, particularly the stunned look on the parents' faces the morning after when they find a Polaroid snapshot of the extraterrestrials. Overall, this simple story will appeal to youngsters.-Nancy J. Fuster, Whittier Elementary School, Bozeman, MT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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