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The kids are in for a treat when their parents leave them with a babysitter who is truly out of this world--an alien!
When their parents go out for the evening, a brother and sister are left with a babysitter unlike any they've ever had before--an alien from another planet! But even though she seems a little strange, the kids quickly see that this babysitter can make anything fun...even brushing their teeth and doing their homework.
This story is literally E.T. meets Mary Poppins, and as soon as the Babysitter from Another Planet is gone, the kids can't wait for her to come back again.
With references to everything from '50s Science Fiction movies (sure to produce a chuckle from knowing parents) to ET, bestselling author Stephen Savage has produced a visual and verbal tour de force that will have kids begging for more.
About the Author
Stephen Savage is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator whose accolades include a New York Times Best Illustrated Book (Polar Bear Night) and a Geisel Honor (Supertruck). His picture book Polar Bear Night was a New York Times bestseller. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"Bright digital pictures by Savage . . . have a reassuring sense of symmetry and solidity, with midcentury modern stylings, seemingly inspired by a vintage issue of House Beautiful, that grown-ups will surely appreciate."—Publishers Weekly
"A resource for the babysitter bookshelf and to prompt conversations about seeing beyond appearances."—Kirkus Reviews
"When their parents go to the movies, a young girl and boy are left with a new babysitter who has more tricks up her sleeve than Mary Poppins. The sitter is an extraterrestrial who beamed down from a spaceship and demonstrates wonderful capabilities. . . . Children will wish their own sitters were a bit more outlandish. A super read-aloud selection to share one-on-one or with group, even at bedtime."—School Library Journal
"Savage's digital illustrations in a subdued color palette enhance the tale's retro flair"—The Horn Book