I’ve always been a huge fan of anything space or alien-related (I blame growing up with The X Files) and, with help from Alien’s Love Underpants, Caterpillar is becoming a big fan of all things extraterrestrial too. So this adorable tale from Michelle Path was a perfect fit!
Xalien the Purple Alien is a classic adventure story really. Siblings Sarah, Jessica and Adam investigate a rustling in the bushes to discover a strange, purple creature who has crash landed on earth. They proceed to introduce her to life on their planet but it’s not always plain sailing for Xalien to adjust to our ways which makes for some funny moments.
Among the ET-style fun I feel there is a great message about highlighting and accepting the differences between us, which is a good lesson for kids and really relatable for any child who has ever felt they do things a little differently from others.
The illustrations are really bold and colourful and I especially love how the dark purple colour of Xalien really pops on each page. It’s fairly long for a picture book so we read it over two bedtimes but Caterpillar is still very young so for a slightly older pre-schooler is would probably be a good length.
An interesting and fun read for inquisitive children (and UFO-loving adults!). Michelle has written nine other children’s books, including three more featuring Xalien’s adventures. Click here to find out more about Michelle and get your own copy of Xalien The Purple Alien.
10 comments on “Book Review: Xalien The Purple Alien by Michelle Path”
Always love a book that has a bit of meaning and learning within it! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe
Same here 🙂 Thanks for reading x
This sounds like a lovely story – anything promoting understanding and tolerance is good in my book! 🙂 #readwithme
Exactly 🙂 Thanks for commenting x
This sounds great, I love books that have a good message behind them as well as a story x
Same here. Thanks for reading x
Aww I love the look of this, the illustrations look dead cute! I wasn’t ever interested in aliens until I read the Aliens that love underpants lol #weekendbookclub
It’s super cute! Thanks for reading x
Sounds like a lovely book! Michelle Path isnt an author that I have come across so far so thanks for introducing her to us. I will have to take a look at her other titles too, from what I can see they look and sound like lovely books 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily
Thanks for reading x