Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 5 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
- Reading age: 5 to 8
Ben is upset when he finds an alien living in his house. It looks strange, and doesn’t let Ben watch TV. But the "alien," who is Ben's grandfather, is equally unhappy. He's convinced Ben is an unkempt monster. A creative story on generational gaps.
About the authors
Shenaaz Nanji is an internationally published author with twelve award winning novels, short stories, and picture books. She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. Her novel, Child of Dandelions, was a finalist for the Governor General award in Children's Literature. Born in Kenya, she now lives in Calgary.
- Short-listed, Writers Guild of Alberta Ross Annet Award for Children's Literature
- Short-listed, Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Book
- Short-listed, Ontario Library Association - Blue Spruce Award
Humourous and lively while conveying a message of acceptance and respect.
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