Friday, October 11, 2013

Review: First Graders From Mars Episode 2: The Problem with Pelly by Shana Corey

A stellar new story in Shana Corey and Mark Teague's irresistible Martina chronicles--perfect for beginning readers.
A special visitor is coming to Pod 1! Everyone is excited. Except for Pelly...she may have been normal on her native Phobus, but now that her family lives on Mars, she's feeling desperately different. Why does she have to have fluffernobbin when all her Martian podmates have tentacles? And what in the galaxy will the special visitor think of her?
With their signature wit and warmth, Shana Corey and Mark Teague remind anyone who's ever felt like an alien that their differences can also make them special.

We picked this book up from our public library.

This is episode 2 in the series of First Graders from Mars. Me and my son read book 1 where we met Horus and of course Pelly was introduced to us as being the new alien in town.
In this episode you read about Pelly and how she thinks she is weird, her family is weird. It doesn't help that another alien named Tera is a bully. Who likes to stay mean things. Me and my son both enjoyed how Horus stood up to Tera for Pelly. My son doesn't like bullies and kept letting me know he would give that alien a wedgie for being mean.  While Pelly and her family have fluffernobbin's on their head she eventually learns that being different is a good thing and this lesson comes to her from the diva that is coming to their classroom. 
Not everyone wants to be the same even though it may seem that way, but with everyone being different it shows that everyone is unique in their own special way. 

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