How much do you love your best friend, your family, your alien? Sauer and Fujita demonstrate their acute awareness of children's relationships to things of all kinds in this adorable quasi-retelling of E.T. With great pacing, striking images, and an honest voice, this one has an unmistakably Pixar-esque sweetness and breadth that will keep kids and parents wanting to re-read. Ages 3-6. — Aubrey Restifo
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 that friends and family are the most important things in the universe . . . no matter who or where you are. An NPR Best Book of 2015
About the Author
Tammi Sauer is a former teacher and library media specialist who is highly involved in the children's book community. Her many popular picture books include Cowboy Camp, Chicken Dance, Bawk & Roll, and The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oklahoma (all Sterling). While she writes from her home in Edmond, OK, Tammi occasionally looks out her window. So far, she hasn't spotted any baby aliens. Visit Tammi online at tammisauer.com. Goro Fujita was born in Japan and moved with his family to Germany when he was three years old. He was fascinated by drawing ever since he was a little child. In 2008 he moved to San Jose, California, where he works as a book illustrator and visual development artist on feature films. Rumor has it that aliens taught him how to paint. Visit Goro online at area-56.de.