- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (18 Feb. 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 154302680X
- ISBN-13: 978-1543026801
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.7 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,566,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
They're Recycling Aliens: Volume 2 (Kweezy Capoza Tales) Paperback – 18 Feb 2017
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This is a good tale with good science and a worthwhile message of hope and peace.
I’m wondering, however, about the targeting of this story. It’s too long for young readers, but I feel that’s who the illustrations are aimed at. On the other hand, the length of the story is more suited to older readers, but it lacks punch and pace.
Perhaps a great read for an adult to share with a young reader. I can see lots of funny voices lifting this to a higher level.
I did find the science aspect rather complicated this time but I am an old woman who knows little about science and understands even less, younger readers will approach this book with a much more receptive mind. However, I am not at all sure with regard to how the illustrations and the text are aimed at the same audience. It could, of course work that one type or age of audience will be drawn in initially by the cute pictures and another by the blurb, so all areas covered so to speak.
C.J.Griffiths has delivered another, moral, and interesting tale which could provide a great basis for a continuing conversation regarding the future of our planet and how important it is that we all accept some responsibility.
My biggest problem with sharing this book with my granddaughter was pronunciation of the weird and wonderful alien language, other than that it makes for an interesting and fun read for quite a large age range.
Primarily a short story aimed at children, They’re Recycling Aliens is fun, instructive, and imaginative. It combines simple and fun clearly explained technology with adult messages about war and the environment. As a result it can be enjoyed by both adults and children. As an adult I was fascinated in the ideas.
There are clear personality differences between the children, who are of different ages and have their own hobbies. Some of the early scenes reminded me a bit of ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ film when they become lost in the grass, but this didn’t take anything away from the story’s enjoyment. Soon the children will go on an adventure to Antanesta (ant alien planet), where they learn more about the tensions and culture of the ant aliens. I liked the way Kweezy Capolza’s voice was described: ‘teeny, tiny voice’.
The drawback with this book was the slightly convoluted writing. This being a kids' story, you want the language to flow easily and naturally. Actually, I've usually seen adult books more crisply written than this, which is a troubling sign because prose for kids should always err on the side of the short and the sweet. Plus, some tricks that seemed to be favoured by the author didn't work well, i.e. long unpronounceable names, substituted names rarely used again, and some characters trying to pronounce advanced vocabulary, which caused me as reader to say, "come on, hurry up and say it right." I think the book has enough cuteness going for it rather than the need to drag cuteness in kids' speech patterns aside from their natural wonder.
Good role models for kids, entirely appropriate for teaching morals.
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This is meant to be a children's book, but young readers, possibly younger than 8, would have difficulty understanding a lot of the words...Read more