The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot has been chosen as the best book ever printed by the Louisville Courier-Journal.
OK. Maybe not THE BEST BOOK EVER PRINTED. But one of the best children’s books for 2011. I added the BEST BOOK EVER part. But you know, in this day and age it’s all about marketing.
Below is the review and here is a link to the site so you can read it yourself and see that I am not making this up. (As my daughter often accuses me of doing about things like monsters, invisible sharks and potatoes that can talk)
It’s great that the book has found an audience that enjoys the story and the characters that Margaret conceived of. And I’m as pleased as an alien from Mercury that the Lousiville Courier-Journal liked it too.
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara (ages 4-8, 40 pp., Schwartz & Wade, $16.99). In this updated version of the Three Little Pigs, Bork, Gork and Nklxwcyz (Nickel-witz? Sorry, even book reviewers don’t know everything) are aliens whose Mama decides it’s time for them to find planets of their own. Stick together, she says, and watch out for the Big Bad Robot. Of course they split up, and, true to the source material, the third little alien builds the strongest house, the one where they all end up when the Big Bad Robot destroys the homes of the first two. Illustrator Mark Fearing’s aliens are great. His renditions of the planets are based on NASA photographs; although they aren’t named in the story, it’s clear the aliens start out on Mercury and bypass Venus (“too hot”) and Earth (“too crowded”) before Bork settles on Mars, Gork claims Saturn and Nklxwcyz makes his home on Neptune.