by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Goro Fujita
Sterling Children’s Books, 2015
Written in ‘second person’, unusual for any story, the narrator tells the reader about what the boy will do when an alien arrives. How he will trick the parents into letting him keep him, how he will take him to school, and the many ways the boy will play with the alien. But there are a few problems. The alien doesn’t eat food, but prefers eating couches. Sad, the alien looks outside. The boy will comfort the alien, but the alien will still be sad. The boy will know what to do to make everything well. A fun fantasy exploring what could happen’ “if an alien arrives.” The clear, crisp illustrations tell much of the emotional side of the story.