Thursday, 18 October 2012

Alien in My Bellybutton by Jimmy Mars (Children's, 6 years +, 10/10

July 2012, Jelly Pie
138 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: tiny alien invasion, males who run from soap, little brothers, enemy evasion and invading enemy territory, lots of cheese (bad stinky cheese, inedible), a bath (both clean & dirty), a bellybutton, lots of laughs

Summary from Egmont
A giggle-tastic tale of cheese, chums and chimples! If you like Captain Underpants, you’ll LOVE this...

Flampering pufflefarts! You're huge!

Binko the alien is in for a shock when he crash lands in Pete Perkins’ belly button. Pete’s a bit surprised too.

Together, they encounter: a cheese-powered jet pack, a disgusting grandpa, a whole load of trouble
And that's not the half of it . .

Nayuleska's thoughts
I think I held back on reading this book sooner because I usually find these types of books a bit too gross for my liking. It was the total opposite! The gross parts were really funny - not too disgusting for me. The alien terms felt totally normal, and Binko is cute (he probably wouldn't like being called that). This is definitely a book for both girls and boys, with illustrations adding more humour to the stories. I look forward to reading more books in this series, if this 10/10 read is anything to go by.

Suggested read

For more alien entertainment try Spike and Alienson by Malaika Rose Stanley (5th book down the page) 

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