The Kidliterati Ten is an interview series with young readers. We ask them about a favorite book and hope that you enjoy their answers.
This week, please welcome Mehandis!
Tell us a little about yourself: what is your first name, how old are you, and what is your favorite ice cream flavor?
My name is Mehandis, I'm eight years old and I love Superman ice cream!
What book did you read and why did you choose it?
I chose MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN by Bruce Coville. I chose it because there's an alien on the cover.
Can you describe this book in one word?
What was your favorite part of the story?
I liked the end when the alien got to go into space with one of the school kids.
If you had a problem similar to the main character's problem, what would you do?
If my teacher was an alien, I'd leave school and take all the children and adults somewhere safe. Then when the aliens invade, we'd attack them.
What would you say to your best friend to convince them to read this book?
It has aliens and it's really interesting!
What do you think about the book's cover?
The alien-teacher looks scary. The teacher is peeling off his face and it looks disgusting. It made me want to read it.
Would you want to read another book about these characters? Why or why not?
It depends. If the next book also had a cool cover, I'd read it.
Can you name another book that reminds you of this one?
ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN by Donald J. Sobol. Except this book has aliens.
If you could ask the author one question about this book, what would it be?
Why didn't the aliens and the humans attack each other?
"Sixty Grade is just... out of this world."
Susan Simmons can tell that her new substitute teacher is really weird. But she doesn't know how weird until she catches him peeling off his face -- and realizes Mr. Smith is really an alien!
At first no one will believe her -- except Peter Thompson, the class brain. When Peter and Susan discover Mr. Smith's horrible plans for their classmates, they know they have to act fast. Only they can get rid of their extraterrestrial visitor -- and save the rest of the sixth grade class from a fate worse than math tests!