Author: Tedd Arnold
Year published: 2009
Number of pages: 32
Recommended age: 3+
Son Rating: ★★★★☆
Mom Rating: ★★★★☆
Summary (from back cover): Green Wilma is so determined to catch a tasty fly that she doesn’t notice a family of galactic visitors to her pond. In a case of mistaken identity, the alien parents beam Wilma on board their spaceship while leaving their child Blooger, behind. Poor Blooger, stuck on the bewildering planet Earth. Poor Wilma, hugry and confused (though also having the ride of her life!). Will the two be able to switch back in time for supper?
What it’s about: Green Wilma bounces all around. She hopping around to catch a fly. The alien momma snatches up Green Wilma. But Blooger is sad because she misses her family in the spaceship. The robot doesn’t know what’s wrong with Blooger – but it’s really Green Wilma – but then it just figures it out. Then Green Wilma hops around more and the space ship goes back to the pond and they scoop up Blooger and fly away to space!
What I liked and disliked about it: I like Green Wilma in Space, because when she goes to space it is really, really cool. And I like the robot too. But, I don’t like when Blooger is sad because she is just lonely.
My bottom line: I like this book a lot, a lot.
What it’s about: Green Wilma is a little frog trying to catch flies. All of a sudden, a spaceship lands by her pond to fill up with water. Blooger, the alien child, goes for a swim. When the spaceship gets ready to leave, they accidentally take Green Wilma instead of Blooger! In space, the mama and daddy aliens – and the robot – don’t know what’s wrong with ‘Blooger’. In space, the machine tells them it’s not really Blooger. Green Wilma jumps all around and pulls the reverse lever. The spaceship whizzes back to Earth and Green Wilma and Blooger switch back.
What I liked and disliked about it: I love the cadence of the text in this story. So often we read a book over and over again, so it’s nice when it’s got a little rhythm and rhyme to it! We read this book every night for about two weeks before I stuck it on another shelf so we could change it up a bit! And it really did take two weeks to get sick of it, because it really is quite funny. The pictures are pretty good in this book, too. You can really tell the mischievous spirit tha tGreen Wilma has in the way she’s illustrated.
My bottom line: I definitely think this is a fun book to read with young kids. I read the book to Ethan’s preschool class and all the kids were giggling.
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