Book Review: Aliens Get the Sniffles Too!

Happy New Year! I have great new books to review with the new year and I’ll be participating in a blog tour on February 2nd. You know what that means…exclusive content and giveaways! Get excited. But for now, here is a book that is appropriate for the season, as everyone I know seems to have the sniffles…

Aliens Get the Sniffles Too (2017, Candlewick Press, Picture book)

Aliens get sniffles too

From the publisher:

Ahhh-flying-saucer-shooting-star-CHOO! Laughter is the best medicine when you’re a little alien feeling under the weather.

Little Alien is sick. And sick is extra-terrestrial bad when you have two scratchy throats, five ears that hurt, and three runny noses. Splatch! Sputter! Spurt! Luckily Mama and Daddy Alien have an arsenal of lunar decongestants and meteor showers on hand to make him feel a little better (not to mention a Milky Way milkshake to help the medicine go down). Even so, the family’s alien pooch, Mars Rover, can’t stand to see his little buddy feeling out of sorts. Can a loyal pup’s funny tricks finally coax a smile?


Aliens Get the Sniffles Too, written by Katy S. Duffield and illustrated by K.G. Campbell, is a timely book for the season. Little Alien is sick and I’m sure parents, as much as children, will relate to this book as Mama and Daddy Alien do everything they can think of to help Little Alien feel better.

With a plethora of creative, humorous outer space references, and adorable aliens, this is sure to be a hit with little ones. Especially, sick little ones. Just as Little Alien’s faithful companion Mars Rover tries to coax a smile from Little Alien, this book is sure to coax a smile from your little one.

Recommended for children ages 3 and up. This one would be great fun as a read aloud even for independent readers, and seriously, this book is great if your young reader is feeling sick.

4 sniffling, sneezing, shooting space stars!

Thank you to the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.