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|Breaking news : alien alert|
Author: Biedrzycki, David
In this story, told in the form of a television broadcast, the bear family, and other forest and domestic animals are abducted by an alien spaceship, releasing a world-wide media frenzy.
Breaking News, 3
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.50
Points: .5 Quiz: 195714
Kirkus Reviews (02/15/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 05/15/2018 Chad Newsworthy and the News 3 crew from Bear Alert (2014) and Bears to the Rescue (2016) are back with a new scoop. This time, according to eyewitnesses, woodland, farm, and zoo animals have been carried off by a spaceship. Most of the story focuses on the television coverage, including brief interviews with experts and involved individuals. A couple of quick glimpses of the bewildered captives are inserted between clips. After a day of much brouhaha, the spaceship reappears and the animals descend the lowered walkway carrying party accoutrements. Chad declares, “We are not the only party animals in the universe!” and all is well. Faux photos featured on the end pages show that the shindig was a seven-year-old alien’s birthday party. The crisp computer-generated illustrations range from brightly colored television images to dark, atmospheric night and space scenes. Although the humans dominate the story, the adorable animals are the true stars—one wishes there were more party scenes and less news coverage. No matter, it’s on to the next news cycle. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.