The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot

Written By Margaret McNamara
Illustrated by Mark Fearing
40 pages -ages 3+
Published by Schwartz & Wade on September 27, 2011

“Then I’ll Crack and Smack and Whack Your House Down!”

When Mama Alien’s house was getting a bit crowded, and her three kids were getting a bit bigger, she decides it’s time for them to move out. She warns them to watch out for the BIG BAD ROBOT and to make sure they stay together. You can only guess what happens next in this re-telling of the fairy tale “The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf”!

I love the idea of this story because I really like The Three Little Pigs tale and I think this one is a much funnier version! I think it is really cool how Ms. McNamara took a well-known fairy tale and told it in such a unique way. I really liked the illustrations too. They are detailed and they add a lot to the story. I read in the book that Mr. Fearing researched about the planets in our solar system (the aliens start out on Mercury and end up on Neptune). He wanted the illustrations of the planets in the book to look similar to how the planets really look. I think that’s pretty cool. The three little aliens (Bork, Gork and Nklxwcyz 🙂 ) are also pretty cute…see?

Five out of Five book worms for “The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot!

I am also looking forward to the release of Mr. Fearing’s graphic novel which will be released in July of 2012, “EARTHLING!” You can learn more about Mark Fearing and his other books by visiting his blog HERE. Ms. McNamara’s website isn’t up yet, but you can read about her and her other books at her Amazon author page HERE.



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22 replies

  1. This book is great! I just picked it up for my son’s birthday and we had fun reading it together. Have you seen The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas? Or The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith? They’re both good versions of the story with wonderful illustrations.

    • It is an A-W-E-S-O-M-E book!!!! I’ve heard of “The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig (infact, I was telling my Mom about it when I was writing this review! 😉 ) and “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs”. They are great stories that I think people should read if they like this book!

  2. Hey Bud have you seen my tape measure, oops I mean nice review and the book looks like alot of fun.
    Dad

  3. This book looks like such fun! I really like that the artist did his research to make sure the planets look the way they should. Thanks for sharing this, Erik!

  4. Looks like fun! Along the lines of The True Story of The Three Little Pigs and The Three Little Wolves And The Big, Bad Pig but aliens!

  5. Thanks for the great review! It was such a fun book to illustrate and I love science fiction. So it was a perfect fit for me. Those are the books that turn out the best. When the subject matter dovetails with your personal interests.

    All the best.

    -M

  6. Wow cool book! I’ve heard all sorts of versions of the 3 little pigs but that was the most unique one I’ve ever heard of!
    I have 3 younger brothers- (I myself am 11.) I think I’ll probably look up that book and get it from a library to read to them.
    Can you please visit my sight?-
    http://thegirlnamedjack.wordpress.com/

  7. I can vouch for this book. My five year-old son LOVES this book! Thanks for reviewing it Erik.

  8. This was a very cool review, I had never heard of the book. Thanks also for posting pics of the ailens they look so cute.
    Oh! and did Dad find the tape measure? 🙂

  9. Oh that looks like a very funny book! One of my favorite versions of the tale is “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” from the wolf’s perspective. I’ll have to look into this book. Thanks!

  10. Hi Erik — Thanks for the “stellar” review (get it?). Your blog is fantastic. What a smart idea! I’m so glad you’re introducing this book (and others) to your friends and family. We authors appreciate the support of reviewers like you!

    Happy reading! — Margaret McNamara

    PS: Hope the tape measure shows up. — MM

    • HA HA!! Thanks for stopping by my blog (and for the compliments)! 🙂 Thanks for writing such a great book! I appreciate you taking the time to read this post!
      Thanks again,
      Erik

      P.S. I think that my Dad was joking about the tape measure. 😉

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