Sunday, June 30, 2019

Mario and the Aliens by Carolina Zanotti - ADVISABLE

Mario and the Aliens by Carolina Zanotti, illustrated by Tamypu. PICTURE BOOK. Happy Fox Books, 2019. $15. 9781641240277



A young boy is playing on a computer when a spaceship lands on his lawn outside. The aliens ask to be entertained and are disappointed when the boy suggests video games, so he shows them how to play recess games. The aliens are thoroughly entertained until their mom calls them back home for dinner. 

This narrative opens up a timely conversation about how we “play” and the effect electronics can have on our free time. The book even includes a set of questions to discuss at the end of the book.   

Jen Wecker, HS English Teacher

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