Saturday, July 18, 2015

grandma's bookshelf - Your Alien - I'm Giving One Away!

I was recently invited to review a new children's book - since it had an alien in it, I said I'd be delighted to do so - my grandsons do like stories with nice, little aliens! It arrived a couple days ago and today I'm happy to let you know what I think of it!

Your Alien
Author - Tammi Sauer
Illustrator - Goro Fujita
Publisher - Sterling Children's Books
Ages - 4-8

Favorite Features -

  • Illustrations are wonderful! Colorful! Fun-filled! Excellent!
  • Simple little story about a new friend and the love of a family.
  • Book is sure to require hugging of sweet children you love!
Sterling Children's Books says; "One day, you'll be looking out your window when something wonderful comes your way . . . and you will want to keep him. 
When a little boy meets a stranded alien child, the two instantly strike up a fabulous friendship. They go to school, explore the neighborhood, and have lots of fun. But at bedtime, the alien suddenly grows very, very sad. Can the boy figure out what his new buddy needs most of all? This funny, heartwarming story proves friends and family are the most important things in the universe . . . no matter who or where you are."

I found this story to be cute and a lot of fun - I love the ending. I do, however; wish the author would have told the story with her own, "flavor" as it has the definite "taste" of, If You Give a Mouse a CookieYour Alien is a book your grandchildren are sure to enjoy!

I'm very happy to say, not only did Sterling Children's Books send me a copy of Your Alien for review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only). If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter this drawing - which will be on August 5, 2015, please comment below to tell me something fun your grandchild/child might like to do with an alien friend . . . I think my grandsons would love to play in the yard, have water-balloon fights and play with their squirt guns!

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win 
Your Alien and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know! 


  1. My kids would love to examine them and compare. I follow through google+, email, Facebook and shared through Facebook.

  2. My son would like to swim with them and I'm sure ask lots of questions! I am a GFC follower, Follow through FB and email subscribe as well. Thanks for the chance!

  3. They would want to eat jello with it.