Your Alien Returns

By Tammi Sauer (Author), Goro Fujita (Ilustrator)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


Your Alien Returns

by Tammi Sauer, Goro Fujita



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When you least expect it, something special will get your attention.
Your alien will be back.
He will invite you over for a play date.
Come along on an out-of-this-world experience! In this heartwarming sequel to the critically acclaimed Your Alien, it’s the human boy’s turn to visit the extraterrestrial’s home planet—and to feel like an outsider. But with a little help from his very best friend in the whole universe, our young hero finds a way to fit in. Like the two irresistible characters, readers will have the ride of their lives.
“It's an interstellar play date with your alien! ‘When you least expect it, something special will get your attention. / Your alien will be back.’ After getting permission from distracted parents, the ‘you’ in the tale, a brown-haired, olive-skinned child in a blue jersey and jeans, hops into the alien's flying saucer. Once on the alien's home world, the protagonist meets the alien's family and has a snack. ‘You'll sample a few things but will politely decline anything that stares back at you.’ They play, tool around town on scooters, go out for ice cream-like things, and meet the alien's friends. ‘Seeing all of them will make you feel a little alienated,’ the wry text states. The strangeness has started to get to the child. When an accidental kick ruins a big game, the child couldn't feel worse. Fortunately the alien knows just what to do. Sauer and Fujita team up again for this sequel to their sweet E.T. tale, Your Alien (2015), and allow readers to tag along with the pals into the next phase of the ultimate in long-distance friendships. Simple, declarative text makes good use of the second person. Fujita's bright, color-saturated illustrations are again the perfect pairing, from the inventive alien landscapes to the expressive characters and the cinematic framing. A worthy tale of friendship that will have every reader wishing for a little green buddy.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Praise for Your Alien
*“Not since E.T. has extraterrestrial entertainment stood such a good chance of making kids (and their parents) tear up.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

*“[A] sweet tale of interplanetary friendship . . . Will likely inspire preschoolers to stare hopefully heavenward looking for their own close encounters.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A tender and playful look at the meaning of home—with aliens!” —School Library Journal

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Tammi Sauer is the author of many Sterling books, including Your Alien, Mary Had a Little Glam, Chicken Dance, Bawk & Roll, and Cowboy Camp. She is an active blogger ( and highly involved in the children's writer community, in addition to being a great promoter of her own books. Tammi has worked as a teacher and library media specialist, but now writes full time. She lives in Edmond, OK, with three of her favorite Earthlings.
Goro Fujita was born in Japan and moved with his family to Germany when he was three years old. He has been fascinated by drawing ever since he was a little child. In 2008 he moved to California, where he works as a book illustrator, animator, and art director on virtual-reality experiences. Rumor has it that he leaves Earth once a month to take art classes on an alien planet. Visit him online at Goro lives in San Jose, CA.

Pub Date: 10/4/2016

ISBN: 9781454911302

Price: $14.95 / $16.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 40 pages, all in color

Trim: 10 x 10 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Picture Books

Age Range: 3 and up

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books