BOBBY AND BOO: The Little Spaceman by Bernard Wiseman

BOBBY AND BOO: The Little Spaceman

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When Bobby is playing spaceman, a real one comes down in his saucer, and though Mom thinks he's just the new kid down the block the other children are convinced when they see Boo turn his nose into a baseball bat, stretch it to smell a flower, and inflate and shrink himself by breathing. The best moment comes when Boo first displays his elasticity by reaching to the freezer for more ice cream; but with the variations mentioned above, that turns out to be Wiseman's one trick--in a story otherwise filled with flat exchanges based on the spaceman's predictable questions: what is this food? what are cows? what is play? etc. As for Wiseman's stock cartoons, Bobby's parents look more unreal than the visitor.

Pub Date: March 13th, 1978
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston