Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tales of a 4th Grade Alien {Giveaway}

Mission One of Auggie the Alien by Leah Spiegel and Megan Summers
: June 6, 2013 by Createspace
Augustov Litlickie is a young alien sent on a secret mission to earth. He's supposed to learn if earth is worthy of his species to inhabit with humans since their planet is dying. His mission is to fit in among humans for graders with goals of achieving the sleep over, the social outing, and the birthday party.

You can't help but fall in love with Auggie and this entire book. It's full of high jinks since while he studied humans, he hasn't quite grasped sarcasm or tact. So while Auggie always thinks he's doing what people ask, it's a little off. For instance he cheers his classmates for missing a basket in a game of basketball because he's told that he needs to be a good sport and cheer for both teams.

I think if I was a kid I would think this book was hilarious, and constantly be laughing out loud. Even know as an adult I found myself amused, but couldn't believe how unprepared Auggie was for his mission, especially since his mother was human. (And yes, he is the product of an alien abduction.) But I think you could agree as to how much of a say his mother had in his upbringing. Or more likely, that I'm analyzing this children's book far to much.

I loved my time with Auggie, and felt almost proud of him by the end of the book. I'm only hoping there's a second mission published because I'd be more than happy to travel along.


If you think this book is one you'd enjoy, or would want to give as a holiday present, then today is your lucky day, because I'm giving away a copy! U.S. and Canada readers may choose a print copy or an electronic copy. International winners will receive an electronic copy. Please enter using the rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure: I was provided this book through Virtual Author Book Tours. All opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Looking forward to hopefully reading this booking judging from your good review :)

  2. I have the perfect kid in mind to give this too! After I read it first, that is.

  3. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed Auggie so much!