Beegu

by Alexis Deacon

Beegu is a baby alien who has somehow been left on her own on Earth. She tries to... read more

Beegu is a baby alien who has somehow been left on her own on Earth. She tries to connect with other creatures—rabbits, puppies, autumn leaves, and even a phone booth that sounds suspiciously like her mother—but no one understands her. She is, however, welcomed by a group of young children on a school playground; that is, until a grown-up comes out and chases her away. Finally reunited with her parents, Beegu recounts her adventures on Earth (in an oddly readable series of alien pictographs), saying: “Earth creatures were mostly big and unfriendly, but there were some small ones who seemed hopeful.” Alexis Deacon’s expressive watercolor paintings manage to convey the confusion and the loneliness of a little creature who looks like a three-eyed, long-eared yellow rabbit. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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