ALIENS ON VACATION By Clete Barrett Smith [Review]

aliens on vacation book cover

The first thing that attracted me about Aliens on Vacation was the book cover. I thought it looked cute and when I read the name of the book and synopsis, I knew that I had to read it.

Aliens on Vacation tells the story of Scrub (whose real name is David), who is sent to spend the summer with his grandmother in Washington. When he gets to her Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, he soon finds out that his grandmother’s guests are a bit unusual. Actually, they are a bit more than unusual, they are in fact aliens taking a vacation on Earth.

It doesn’t take long before Scrub’s grandmother puts him in charge of helping her deal with all her guests at the Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast. But Scrub also faces another challenge when he realizes that the town’s sheriff is very suspicious of the Bed & Breakfast and is intent on shutting it down.

And so we follow Scrub as he tries to deal with all these new incredible guests and save the Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast.

Aliens on Vacation is really a cute story and very easy to read. Every time I would pick it up, it would put me in a good mood. It is great for kids, but I think adults might enjoy it as well. It’s a great break from more intense reading materials.

Scrub is a lovely protagonist and through his eyes we discover this brand new world and get to imagine what it would be like if aliens actually did come to Earth on vacation. In fact, I found that Scrub was acting more like an adult and seemed more mature than his grandmother, which I think parents and children will appreciate and find fun to read.

Overall, Aliens on Vacation takes us on an entertaining journey in an eccentric Bed & Breakfast with a witty protagonist. I definitely recommend it.

Aliens on Vacation will be released on May 3, 2011.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars | Publisher: Disney Press | Pages: 272 | Source: Publisher | Buy on Amazon

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