Company’s Coming by Arthur Yorinks

Company’s Coming

In keeping with our summer reading club theme, I decided to write about one of my favorite picture books about alien visitors to earth.  Shirley has invited all of her relatives for a summer barbeque and her husband Moe is mowing the lawn when a flying saucer lands in their yard.  When the hatch opens and two little aliens who look like bugs in helmets come out, Shirley lets them use the bathroom and invites them to dinner.  Moe is hysterical.    Moe secretly calls the FBI while Shirley prepares for the party.  I will keep you in suspense as to how the dinner goes, but it is very funny and very sweet.  I just love the illustrations.  David Small wrote and illustrated the picture book Imogene’s Antlers and illustrated The Gardener  and The Library ,  books written by Sarah Stewart.  Company’s Coming is suitable for children ages 5 through 8 years old.  I have used The Library for brownie groups.

 

Posted by: Fran W.

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