Even Aliens Need Snacks

Even Aliens Need Snacks

Even Aliens Need Snacks

In the follow up to his breakout picture book, Even Monsters Need Haircuts, Matthew McElligott brings back the young barber in a new tale where his culinary concoctions bring him galaxy-wide fame. Creating snacks that make most humans queasy, this chef has found a new clientele-aliens. Readers will delight in McElligott's gently offbeat humor and unique artistry as spaceships full of hilarious creatures line up for a taste of the intergalactic cuisine. For space fans, foodies, and budding entrepreneurs alike, this book has something for everyone.

From School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-A young chef has a penchant for whipping up out-of-this-world recipes. His sister is not impressed with an "eggplant, mustard and lemonade smoothie" and admonishes him that "no one in the whole universe" would eat his food. Undeterred, he opens up a snack stand and attracts some late-night patrons. McElligott's ink, pencil, and digital illustrations show an eclectic lineup of aliens, including a doughnut-shaped, duck-footed creature and a wide-mouthed purple being with a toothy grin. They all love the boy's "turnip-side-down cake," "sponge cake with leeks," and "toothpaste soup." While his final dish of the season, "galactic pudding," is met with moans...

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