SHAPE-CHANGER by Bill Brittain, A Kids Wings Out-of-this-World Adventure will keep your kids begging to read more!
When two shape-changing aliens come to Earth, one a dangerous criminal and the other a policeman transporting him across the solar system, Frank and his friend Lauren find themselves in a deadly game of hide and seek. These two seventh-grade friends help the shape-changing policeman from the planet Rodinam as he tries to recapture an alien master criminal who can also change form.
A shape shifting extraterrestrial cop, Zymel, enlists the aid of shrimpy seventh-grader Frank Dunn and his friend Lauren to repair his flying saucer and recapture Fek, an escaped shape-changing prisoner. As they change in rapid succession, Frank and Lauren find themselves mixed up with a ram, a dog, a watermelon, a bottle of aspirin, and a bicycle. In an exciting ending, will Frank, Lauren, and Zymel finally nab the evil Fek? This story is a kids' favorite, itself shifting and moving in and out of funny events with surprising speed, and its conclusion brings another surprise!
The Kids Wings Literature Guide by Suzy Red includes the following activities:
What Was That? Chapter 1 Illustration
Chapter 1 Crossword Puzzle
Keeping a Reading Journal by Yourself or In a Cooperative Group
Keeping a Question Journal
Vocabulary Search based on Context Clues
Keeping Track of Science Fact or Science Fiction
Get the Picture with Similes and Metaphors
Math and Map Challenges
Writing Prompts in Five Genres
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