Who knows what my reasons were. Visuals of creepy crawlies: a tarantula, a scorpion. A good book for your classroom library. Some of the alien makeup work does enjoy a decent little bit of visible complexity, but nothing about this fairly flat image really stands out as above and beyond the norm, let alone rise to even the baseline. He'll play Phil, a talking alien plant that travels to Earth and teams up with a 12-year-old boy in order to prevent the destruction of the planet.
After reading it, I have no doubt that many of my upper primary students will enjoy it. In Aliens Ate My Homework, no one believes Rod Allbright when he says that an alien is responsible for the disreputable state of his homework—which is a good thing, because that way no one gets curious about the aliens or their secret mission, for which Rod has been drafted to help them. Written by internationally renowned author Bruce Coville, the four-part saga has sold over 17 million books worldwide and has been translated into 16 languages. Aliens Ate My Homework would be considered a science fiction story. Genre: , , , , Stars: , , , , , , , Director: Sean McNamara Country: Rating: 6. While protecting his friend from a dangerous school bully, 16-year-old Wei Bu pushes the tormentor down a staircase.
The miniature beings, more humorous than scary, crash-land in a miniature spaceship in Rod's bedroom. When you are reading, you imagine how the characters would look, and the illustrations fit perfectly to what I envisioned. Coville hits the mark in this book with humor and vocabulary that exceeds the reading level, but does not lose the target audience. At first Rod is intimidated and annoyed by the little creatures, but they soon become friends. A crucial plot element, the disappearance of Rod Allbright's dad, isn't resolved, and the movie's ending indicates that there will be further adventures.
As it touches on far more than just the fantastical and futuristic idea of an alien landing on earth - bullying, teasing, sibling and parent-child relationships, empathy This book surprised me as it turned out to be quite different from what I had expected it to be. Anyone who grew up in the 80s or 90s with a love for genre stories is likely familiar with Coville's work; he's written more than 100 books, which usually fall into the sci-fi, fantasy, or horror genres. I missed this book so much. Th book is about a boy that in an axcident he know tiny aliens. Universal's Blu-ray delivers passable video, audio that doesn't stretch much beyond the front three speakers, and a handful of featurettes.
Modern low budget, kid-centered live action films don't come much more straightforward than this. Extraterrestrials invade Earth and a pair of middle schoolers hold the fate of the world in their hands in Aliens Ate My Homework, a delightfully comical intergalactic adventure from Universal 1440 and Lay-Carnagey Entertainment. In this origin story, Rod Allbright Jayden Greig , a 12-year-old boy, is visited by aliens who are out to save Earth. Some of the language is a bit older, or uncommon, so I found myself paraphrasing a bit, but this is definitely one that I will be reading again next year. In addition to Shatner, other cast members include Dan Payne , Kirsten Robek , Tristan Risk American Mary , and Alex Zahara.
Great selection for upper elementary readers. Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Director: Writers: , Starring: , , , , , Producers: , , , » Aliens Ate My Homework Blu-ray Review Reviewed by , January 16, 2019 Aliens At My Homework derives its title from a scene in which a couple of diminutive aliens, hiding out in a young boy's backpack, literally eat his homework, a worksheet full of multiplication problems. Ask him a question and he's bound to give you an honest answer. The film does well enough in depicting scale, as actors essentially stand amongst grossly enlarged prop objects, such as books and pencils and crayons on Rod's desk at home and around various objects in his backpack, which sometimes includes a huge zipper.
It is definitely writing for kids. Look out for Aliens Ate My Homework—soon to be a major motion picture from Universal Studios! I'm not sure why or how my mother picked this book up we were living in South America at the time , but I do remember clearly it was the second chapter book we read together, and in subsequent years when my parents despaired over my science fiction obsession, I tried once or twice to remind them that the hook was set deep and early by reading several pages of this book together each morning before the school bus came, when I was a brand-new kindergartner. Create your own ideal planet or star. But things are going to change for Rod Allbright. After some searching in the digital download of my library I found this highly recommended book.
I think my mother actually recommended this one to me, which made me skeptical. So, for a young 7-9 year-old boy I would give it 3-4 stars, but for anyone older I would drop down to 2 stars. So Colville's aliens are especially good at sarcasm and put-downs. After some searching in the digital download of my library I found this highly recommended book. Share Tweet Copy Link Copied William Shatner is set to star in a film adaptation of Aliens Ate My Homework. I really like that the biggest criminal ever isn't wanted because he was a thief or a murderer, but because he was cruel to others.
This book might also be a good book to use as a book-report option for students who enjoy science and outer space. But the problem is that they it his homework and the boy can not lie. He does what he knows is right, even when that winds up working against him. Aliens, with one exception, are more humorous than scary. Terrain, trees, clothes, and faces aren't all that intricate. I loved this series as a kid; disappointed as an adult. This story might be a fun way to start a unit about the solar system.
And if I remember right it's a series. All seasoned with a good amount of humor and accompanied by at times a bit creepy black and white illustrations, makes this a book that will also keep reluctant readers eagerly turning the pages. One day, while working on his science project, a small spaceship crash-lands through his bedroom window. Another sixth-grader bullies the hero and his friend, mashing a large bug into his victim's hair and face. Some sad moments relate to Rod's father disappearing three years earlier in a turbulent storm. The apps are synchronized with your account at Blu-ray. Ask him a question and he's bound to give you an honest answer.