Book of the Week: Earth to Clunk

Earth to Clunk by Pam Smallcomb Illustrated by Joe Berger

Published: 2011 by Dial

Reasons why I liked this book, and chose it as Book of the Week:

One of the main characters is an alien. I like aliens, especially the one’s with the giant green heads and black as coal eyes. Those are terrifying.

I love how this book, in a way, promotes letter writing. I for one think it’s a lost art that needs to be rediscovered.

It showed¬† how one person’s junk is another’s treasure.¬† For example, when the un-named main character sends Clunk the alien old leftovers, Clunk loves it!

The story is imaginative, and in a way lets children wonder if there are aliens out there.

I love all the gifts Clunk sends: a Zoid who looks like a floating cotton ball, three forps which look like three multicolored socks with eyes, that small…bad, and this jumble of what looks like blue bubbles with long tube like extensions with tiny black suction cups at the end. No one’s really sure what it is.

I love how this book shows that friends come in all shapes, sizes, and colors.

The writing is fun and whimsical, full of apparent humor that kids and adults will equally love.

I love how this book was relatable. We all know what it’s like to have to do something we really don’t want to.

The illustrations are bold, capturing the spirit of the book.