A verse story about aliens invading the Earth.
The aliens are coming! A fleet of spaceships, full of fearsome creatures, is heading towards Earth - and what a bizarre bunch these aliens are.
They come in all shapes and sizes: some are tall, some are squat; some are wobbly like jelly, some have two heads, some have eyeballs stuck on stalks; some are bald, some are hairy; some are purple, some blue, some sickly green; some squeak, some squawk, some squelch and all of them slobber quite revoltingly when they eat.
They're ugly and mean and they've only got one thing in their simple brains: to conquer the human race.
But, what's this? A piece of paper floats by them as they approach Earth and, suddenly the aliens are going!
What could it be that sends them into such hasty retreat? Why, a picture of a class of human schoolchildren!
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal
NOTE : Book banded by Peters.