In his usual refreshing and idiosyncratic way of teaching, Dr. Xargle, the great, green alien schoolmaster is now teaching his class about earthling modes of transport—planes, for instance, have a tail, wings and a beak, but no feathers! And the class trip for this lesson? A genuine ride on a Ghost Train!...
|Title||:||Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Mobiles|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Mobiles Reviews
By Jeanne Willis & Tony RossDr Xargle is a series of picture books written by Jeanne Willis, with illustrations by Tony Ross which are brilliant and they tell the story effortlessly. An alien professor teachers a class of children on his home planet, telling them about the unique observations he has made of Planet Earth and its inhabitants. He also takes his students with him on field trips to Earth whilst wearing human disguises. Book of Earth Mobiles is slow to get going, not quite as true and funny as the others, however as you read more the truths become truer of humans on planet Earth. Get reading them!
This book is an addition to the comical ‘Dr Xargle’s book of…’ series. This book takes a unique look at the way ‘Earthlings’ travel from the perspective of aliens. This book allows the reader and audience to take a step back and laugh at the silly things we do to get around which we take for granted and accept as ‘the norm.’I think this would be a great way to address misconceptions that a class may have about other cultures or countries. We can see in this book the misconceptions and odd ways that the aliens refer to us and inspires children to question their knowledge or lack of other cultures. This book could also be used to introduce a school topic of transport. Look at the different ways we travel and how we could describe them properly in perhaps a literacy lesson for KS1&2.
Okay so its not Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets but it is still pretty good. From our permanent collection of never boxed children's books. I think this one appeared late and was more a book for grownups than little kids. Still anything that reminds us how strange the world is, and how much what we already know explains it.
A very fun and kooky story of an alien explaining to his class all the different modes of transportation used on earth.Fun and silly illustrations.
Earth Mobiles by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Tony Ross © 1991 by Jeanne Willis, © 1991 by Tony Ross Earth Mobiles is a fantastic science fiction book for children that you will undoubtedly love to read, no matter your age. Earth Mobiles, Earthlets, and many others in this series begin with Professor Xargle, an alien who uses lessons (which is also the content of these books) to teach his alien students about the people and things on planet Earth. The language used in these books is not typical, but instead objects are explained with more literal names, such as stinkfumers for cars, or a magic silver flyingbird for an airplane. These lessons from Professor Xargle, end by his class of aliens preparing to go to Earth for some hands-on experience with the lesson, an ending that is conclusive, yet leaves the readers filled with anxiety for what is to come! The humor in this book is quite understandable, but may take some thinking through. The comparisons to Earth and how Professor Xargle explains it are what makes it so comical, because the Professor doesn’t actually know much about Earth, yet he chooses to improvise or take literally what he does know about it. In fact, the literal language and illustrations he uses is the core of this book’s humor. His “alternate ways” of describing the way humans live and their transportation is a very amusing component of this book. The illustrations are very colorful and blotched, much like a water-color painting, with a background on many pages of black with white circles which is used to remind the reader of the outer space that the Professor is in as he teaches his students about Earth. (fulfills a science fiction requirement)