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Picture Book
Pages: 24
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/01/2003
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Ben is less than thrilled when an Alien, who looks strange and won't let him watch TV, moves into his house. But the Alien isn't any happier. He complains about how his grandson, Ben, runs all over the house and eats only junk food. This imaginative full-color picture book explores the problems different generations have in understanding each other.


Blue Spruce nominee  | 2004 | Short-listed

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