We recently received a new chapter book for my son to enjoy called Dear Earthling: Cosmic Correspondent. It’s written by Pen Avery and is aimed at children in KS2, so perfect for my nine-year old son. The 183 page book was published through Common Deer Press in December 2018
We meet ten-year old Dethbert Jones, who lives on a planet called Crank with his pet precious, who is a chickensnail. Dethbert and his best friend Andi Social, a robot, join the Space Cadets and Dethbert starts writing letters to a pen pal on Earth. He’s never been to Earth, so he has all sorts of questions to ask.
Dear Earthling: Cosmic Correspondent is told through Dethbert’s letters, and the reader is left to imagine what the Earthling boy’s replies might have been to his correspondence. But we learn more about Dethbert’s experiences, his relationship with his younger sister and how to fly a space shuttle.
We would read a chapter together and then try to work out what our reply would be to Dethbert if he was our pen pal. I do think the book might have flowed a little better if there had been two correspondents, but I guess it made my son use his imagination to come with his own replies.
The humour in the book is definitely aimed at boys of a certain age I think, my son giggled in all the right places, he certainly enjoyed all the adventures. Although I’m not sure either of us would want to come face to face with a fourteen legged spider!
It’s a fun book and one my son has enjoyed. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases and I’ve included the link to this book below for your reference.
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review.
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