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IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE by Tony Bradman

IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE

By Tony Bradman (Author) , Carol Wright (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: March 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-8037-1098-4
Publisher: Dial

 ``We were all in school when...an alien spaceship crashed through the roof,'' reports the narrator, who goes on to describe how frightened they all were of the ``Monster'' that climbed out and lumbered after them, finally removing its helmet and revealing a face as horrible as they had feared. Still, it was friendly, and they took a picture to remember it by before it flew away. In the generalized, attractively colorful illustrations, the children are cleverly posed so that their faces are never shown until the end--when it develops that they are three-eyed and green, whereas the ``monster'' is a fresh- faced human. Satisfactory sf for the youngest, with a salutary message as a dividend. (Picture book. 4-8)