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Xalien the Purple Alien by Michelle Path

Xalien the Purple Alien, the first in a series of adventures, is written in a fun, humorous style suitable for young children to read along and enjoy. This entertaining picture book is the perfect bedtime accompaniment for parents to read to their children, or for children with some early reading skills to read to their parents!The story features Xalien, a small purple alien, who crashes to earth and finds herself befriended by three children; Jessica, Adam and Sarah. Whilst on Earth, Xalien learns all about this new planet and all the strange habits of its human beings; often resulting in and both unusual and humorous situations as she tries her hardest to fit in. Along the way, Xalien teaches the three children about life on her own planet, and that each and every being is special in their own, somewhat unusual, way.Xalien’s story encourages children to develop an early love for reading; it is both entertaining and amusing, awash with many fun and bizarre adventures to be explored. Teamed with vivid and colourful illustrations by Charlotte Roberts, the book is sure to enthral young readers and leave them eager to learn more about Xalien’s unusual antics.Michelle Path is an Australian children’s book writer. She grew up with a love of reading and an appreciation of books from a young age. A lot of inspiration for her stories comes from things she is interested in or inspired by, especially a love of nature and animals. Michelle aims to write books that are fun to read but also have an educational slant, a moral, or a message about the conservation of the planet.Xalien the Purple Alien is the first in the Xalien series. Michelle’s second instalment, Xalien the Purple Alien:Xalien Goes to School, will be released later in the year, with a third, Xalien the Purple Alien: Xalien Goes to the Zoo also scheduled for release in the near future.

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Xalien the Purple Alien by Michelle Path Reviews

Product Tested by: Louise Tosh – Isla & Niall – 5 & 2 years

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Tested By
Louise Tosh – Isla & Niall – 5 & 2 years

Louise
Awarded The Xalien the Purple Alien book 5/5

The book looks inviting and
appealing. The front cover has a friendly approach. Quality of the book is
great. Glossy front cover and the pages are quite thick so more robust for
little rough hands turning the pages. The kids liked the look of it and were
eager to read it. My youngest loved the pictures. My kids loved the
illustrations. They were appealing and colourful. My youngest was too young to
sit and concentrate on the story as it was a little long but he did enjoy the
pictures. My 5 year old loved it and we have read it quite a lot. My
daughterloved thebookand Xalien. This was a stimulating book
for my children. Love the story and the morals. Teaching children that it
doesn’t matter if you’re different always be kind. This is a very reasonable priced book. We are
quite looking forward to more in the series. I would definitely purchase this
and highly recommend. Great storybook for children. I would recommend
it to friends and family. Louise Tosh – Isla & Niall – 5 & 2
years

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Tested By
Caroline Lowndes – Georgia, Aaron & Paige – 9, 6 & 6 Years

Caroline
Awarded The Xalien the Purple Alien book 4.5/5

Colourful, lots of text and catchy title. The
quality is very good, it is a nice size. They were very impressed; they were
very excited to have a parcel from a ‘real’ author. They could not wait to get
started and read it. The illustrations are fantastic; they really helped with
the understanding of the text. Very bright and colourful and helped to bring
the story to life. They enjoyed reading it; however the twins (age 6) did
struggle a lot with the text. My 9 year old really enjoyed reading it to them
though, which has been lovely to see a book which captures all 3 children’s
imaginations. It is a really good story because of Xalien’s adventure. There is
a lot of detail, so you can imagine it happening. It has caused a lot of
conversations with the children, what they think Xalien will get up to next,
how does she feel, what is her planet like. The book is very colourful with a
lot of interesting pictures which they wanted to find out more about. They have
read it several times and ask to read it regularly. I am very impressed. It has
provoked discussion with the children, family time with a text, which is
difficult when one loves princesses and the other super heroes! The children
really enjoyed the book. They have taken the book to school for show and tell.
They ae very intrigued to read the other books in the series. I thought the
text was a little difficult for the twins (age 6). Compared to other books of a
similar size and style I would say it is about average price. My children would
like to read more about Xalien and her adventures. My children would like to
learn more about Xalien’s adventures. I have boy/girl twins and finding a
gender neutral book that caters for both girls and boys is quite difficult. It
is lovely to finally find a book that we can read together that is not gender
specific. Both twins were engaged, they had a go reading and were both excited
about it. I would recommend especially for families who find it difficult to
find books for children that engage both girls and boys. I have given this book
an overall of 4.5 as I feel that the text was a little difficult for younger
children. It is a delight to read a book with 3 of my children that engages
them. The book is not gender specific, which as a mum of twins (boy and girl) I
find difficult to cater for, Xalien does that. It was lovely that my 9 year old
was interested and engaged enough to read to the twins and found that she could
relate to a lot of the things Xalien did. My daughter has dyspraxia and Xalien
getting in a mess with her spaghetti caused my daughter to giggle! I will
be looking for the other titles and will definitely recommend to friends and
family. A lovely book that a range of
ages can enjoy as a family. Caroline Lowndes –
Georgia, Aaron & Paige – 9, 6 & 6 Years

Product
Tested By
Lucy Jenkins – Tom 5 years

Lucy
Awarded The Xalien the Purple Alien book 3.5/5

I thought it looked a little more aimed at
girls, but was keen to give it a go. No complaints with the quality – nicely
finished and well presented. They were interested. They said that if they had
seen the book in the library or book shop they would have picked it up and
looked at it. My children said they liked the illustrations as they were bright
and colourful. I thought they were nice enough. They were absorbed and engaged throughout the
story. There were a few words/phrases they were not familiar with as the book
is Australian – for example, garden /back yard and candy floss / fairy floss. They
didn’t ask for it to be read a second time though, it was me who suggested it. They
liked the parts when Xalien did funny things like trying to eat pebbles or
eating the spaghetti from the bowl. This
is a stimulating book for children. I
didn’t like the length of the story – longer than our usual bedtime stories but
not really long enough to read over a few nights. It wouldn’t be a book that I
would buy as I don’t think it would be read many times. I think it would be
best for girls. Averagely entertaining book about the adventures of three
children and an alien. Lucy Jenkins – Tom 5
years

 

This is a very reasonable priced book. We are quite looking forward to more in the series. I would definitely purchase this and highly recommend. Great storybook for children. I would recommend it to friends and family.

Awards

Louise Awarded The Xalien the Purple Alien book 5/5

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