Living out amongst nature inspires
Sandra Bennett every day. She lives in a sleepy little rural community where her
closest neighbours are the kangaroos grazing in her front paddock. The
occasional surprise visitors can range from wombats or echidnas to wild boar or
nasty snakes and spiders. She loves the array of native birds that nest and feed
amongst her garden. Sandra finds it is just far enough away
from the city lights at night to enable her to gaze at a spectacular display of
stars that blanket the evening sky so she can sit and ponder about the
possibility of other life forms somewhere out there.
Along with Sandra’s passion for
encouraging children to have fun reading, she likes to combine science with
humour to bring the impossible into the realm of possible with a little
twist. Sandra has a Diploma in Children’s Writing, a
Degree in Primary Teaching and a Graduate Diploma in ESL/LOTE. She was a Primary
school teacher for over 25 years. During that time she has written several
stories to encourage her students to want to learn to read. The idea for
Gingerbread Aliens came from a mishap in the kitchen while cooking with her
three sons and wanting to demonstrate to the children in her classes that from
ordinary everyday situations extraordinary stories that are fun and entertaining
I was gifted this book for an honest
is a fun little book. The author
has captured the mischief and creativity of three little boys getting ready for
an event. The work diligently on
their preparations but somehow get sidetracked when something blows
The whole thing turns to chaotic fun as they fool the school, the
neighbors, and the government, for a while. I don’t want to spoil it for the
reader, but it is delightful fun little tale. The only one not entertained is
the principal of the school.
afraid at first the kids would get away with their mischief and that does not
set well with me. I totally believe in consequences for actions taken. I was not to be disappointed; it all
works out in the end. This is a
book many a little boy will love.
It has everything, aliens, food and explosions!
I thank the author for sharing it with me.
I gave this book 5 out of 5