Product: Marshmallows for Martians, by Adam & Charlotte Guillain and Lee Wildish
Age Range: 3+
Manufacturer’s Description: Join George, a young and courageous explorer as he blasts into space, determined to find out what kind of sweets Martians like best. With his homemade rocket and map of the stars, George is sure the Martians will be easy to find. But when he touches down on the red planet, the Martians are nowhere to be seen. George is alone . . . or so he thinks. Could that really be a parade of alien musicians?
Marshmallows for Martians is the perfect rhyming picture book read for boys and girls alike – especially if they like space, aliens and adventure!
Rating: (5/5 stars)
Review: Marshmallows for Martians is the sequel to one of Georgie’s favourite books, Spaghetti with the Yeti. The main character, George, is off for a second adventure to Mars in the hopes of meeting some Martians, so he can find out what sweets they like best.
Georgie enjoyed this book as much as the first, and it’s not hard to see why. The text flows nicely, making it a pleasure to read aloud. The illustrations are just so much fun and this book conveys a great sense of humour with both the story and the pictures.
Georgie loves following the path the of the rocket to Mars with her finger!
James is the parent who most frequently reads the bedtime stories, and this is often in Georgie’s picks for the night – the girls are allowed to have two picture books at bedtime and Georgie chooses them from a basket of books kept in their bedroom. Two nights in a row this week she has chosen Marshmallows for Martians as one of their two stories.
We give this book 5 stars, and I am looking forward to George’s next adventure – Doughnuts for a Dragon!