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Even Aliens Need Snacks
by Matthew McElligott
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I'm thinking about becoming a chef when I grow up. I love to cook! I am always inventing new recipes like an eggplant, mustard, and lemonade smoothie. Yummmmy! My sister thinks that most things I do are disgusting. But, that's okay.

I decided to open my own snack stand. I was sure I would have LOTS of customers. On the first day, it turned out that I didn't. Nobody came! I put up signs. No business. I put my smoothies on sale. No luck. So when it got dark, I came inside. You won't believe who I saw at my Snack Stand!


Some green aliens! Some aliens with antennas! Some had seven eyes! Some looked like giant insects! Some looked like worms. It was crazy! Did I finally have some customers? Would they like my turnip-side-down cake?

You will love Matthew McElligott's great picture book, Even Aliens Need Snacks! His story is funny and his pictures are hilarious. You may even be inspired to create your own recipe for some far-out foods!


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Even Aliens Need Snacks
by Matthew McElligott

Author and Illustrator Matthew McElligott

Draw and color aliens, spacecraft, and more
Step-by-step Drawing of a Space Alien


You can purchase the Kids Wings Activities for Even Aliens Need Snacks in 15 pages of awesome activities. Only $6.95! Sharable within your school!
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A 16-page literature guide, perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your electronic board for Even Aliens Need Snacks is part of the 2013 Literature Collection, Brain Boosting Books! (For Grades 2-4)

The Activity Guide Contains:
Pre-reading Discussion Cards
Out Of This World Snacks, A 2-page Readers Theater Play
Snacks for Aliens, A Crossword Puzzle
What Could I Do: Problems, Options, Consequences
Look Who Came for a Snack! Connect the Dots
Snack Signs, A Puzzle
More Recipes for Aliens, Word-Merge Puzzle
Getting the Idea
A Disgusting Acrostic, Writing Poetry
What's So Funny? Short Answer Explanations
A Letter to the Author: Edit and Rewrite
Answer Page

Literature Connections
Primary, Not-So-Scary Literature:
Creepy Carrots
Bedtime at the Swamp
Dying to Meet You

One Dark Night
Snip! Snap! What's That?
Starry Safari
A Very Hairy Scary Story
What's the Time, Grandma Wolf?

Frankie Stein

Nonfiction Picture Books
Inside and Outside Mummies
Pompeii, Lost and Found

Team Moon (middle school)

Scarum Fair
Comets, Stars, The Moon and Mars

Middle School Novel: Aliens on Vacation
Easy Novel: The Blue Ghost
3rd and 4th Grade Novel: Who Stole Halloween (a cat named Halloween)

Middle School Novel: The Lightning Thief
3rd and 4th Grade Novel: Toby and the Phantoms of the Fourth Grade
Graphic Novel: Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Alien Secrets by Annette Curtis Klause
Shape Changer
by Bill Brittain
4th-8th grade novel: Atherton, The House of Power by Patrick Carman


A very special thanks to Mickey Gentle for granting permission to use this terrific original composition, "Trick or Treat Trek" for our background music!


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