Safe! In Outerspace
After being whisked away in a spaceship, Brandon’s brought in to be the pinch hitter in an intergalactic ball game. He must win in order to return to home on Earth, but it proves harder than he thinks when he’s given rules from another planet. Catch all the fun in this out-of-world picture book from debut author duo, Anita & Brandon Holmes.
SAFE! IN OUTERSPACE is a fun, alien picture book geared for children ages 3-7 and is great for beginner and reluctant readers. Boys, girls, primary school students, adults, and parents can enjoy this new intergalactic adventure.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play your favorite game, baseball for example, in outer space? What about boarding an alien spaceship, with an alien at the controls, of course, and flying off to parts unknown, somewhere in the universe, to become a star player (no pun intended) on an outer space ballgame? Sound a bit far-fetched? Well, perhaps it was all just a dream. But Brandon didn’t think so at the time. Especially when an alien spaceship landed in his bedroom while he was trying to sleep and took both Brandon and his bed onto the spaceship. So begins a night of adventure at an intergalactic ballgame.
Anita and Brandon Holmes’ picture book story, Safe! In Outerspace, is a fun tale that will appeal to the very young and even the reluctant reader. With simple language, a simple plot, and bright, colorful illustrations, including a vibrant illustration of the kidnapper alien, this story will spark the imagination. The plot is well developed and the protagonist, Brandon, is well described through a combination of words and illustrations. Each page has minimal sentences with most of the story being boldly projected in the illustrations, which makes it easier for young readers to read for themselves. The authors use several instances of onomatopoeia (sound words) to help the readers visualize the action, like “crash” and “bam.” As well as the simple message of just being a fun, dream-like adventure, there is also a subtle sense of equity and diversification as Brandon readily accepts his new alien friends in spite of their differences.
Emily-Jane Hills Orford – Reviewer with Reader’s Favorite
– Publishing Date: September 21st, 2021
– Dimensions: 10 x 8
– ISBN: 978-1-7363258-2-7
– Hardcover Bound
– E-Version available
– Publisher: BiblioKid Publishing
– Author: Anita & Brandon Holmes
– Illustrator: Antonio Pahetti