EARTHLETS, AS EXPLAINED BY PROFESSOR XARGLE by Jeanne Willis

EARTHLETS, AS EXPLAINED BY PROFESSOR XARGLE

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A one-joke book, but its humor suffices. A green, five-eyed monster explains "Earthlets"--human babies--to an unseen class: "They have one head but only two eyes. . .Earthlets often leak. When they do, their bottom tentacles are raised so the Earthlet can be pinned in a white cloth. . .During the day, Earthlets collect dirt, fluffy hair, milk, and banana-mush. Then they are placed in a plastic capsule with warm water and a floating bird." Ross adds considerably to the furl with his exaggerated, cartoon-style illustrations. In a preposterous conclusion, more little green monsters are disguising themselves as boys and girls in school uniform, preparing to visit Earth by spaceship. A new slant on seeing ourselves as others see us; the perfect icebreaker for a new group.

ISBN: 525-44465-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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