Creston. Oct. 2019. 34p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781939547583.
PreS-K–An alien arrives on Earth and befriends a young girl. The two share simple and pleasant moments such as enjoying ice cream together, creating and flying paper airplanes, and observing a beautiful sky. This wordless picture book does a wonderful job of illustrating a budding friendship by expressing emotional exchanges solely through illustration. White space is frequently used to focus readers’ attention on the growing bond between the two characters. Scenes composed with lots of white space are woven together with other scenes filled with vivid and vibrant color. In this way, the viewers’s attention is frequently shifted from small changes to large changes in scenes. Characters in the background are often depicted in shades of black and white, with the protagonists illuminated in full color. Panels are used to capture movement and emotional transitions. The cute rounded characters are a charming and refreshing addition to this book. Their facial features add delight to the narrative. Beautiful intergalactic scenes add a mesmerizing touch. Line is used to depict both sound and movement.
VERDICT This book does a wonderful job of demonstrating and capturing the beauty and wonder of unique friendships. Out of this world!

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