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Invasion of the Mind Swappers From Asteroid 6!

Press:Simon & Schuster Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 1, 2002)
Author Name:Howe, James/ Helquist, Brett (ILT)


Dear possible reader of this book,  After I wrote my first book, It Came from Beneath the Bed!, my editor asked me to write another one. 
(Another one! This is hard work! I'd like to see him write another one!) So anyway...in this book the lovable and smart (not to mention talented) wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie and his friend, the beautiful and brilliant Delilah, face their biggest challenge yet: the Mind Swappers from Asteroid 6!™ Along the way Delilah gets turned into a squirrel and has to beg for acorns.
(Hey, don't ask me! Read the book!) My uncle Harold (who wrote a bunch of books about our friend Bunnicula), says he likes my book a lot, but it has too many adjectives.
Delilah says I have a lot to learn about writing girl characters.
I have no idea what they're talking about.
I just hope you like the story.
Your friend, Howie

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-6-Here, Howie writes a story in which his friend Delilah is being turned into a squirrel by aliens from another planet. 
In alternating chapters, he talks to readers about his writing process, his inspirations for ideas, and his editor's request that he write another book.
These entries are delightful.
Howie is constantly complaining about his difficulties in writing the book and developing Delilah's character.
The story-within-a-story is secondary to the pup's journal.
This book is lighthearted fun, illustrated with humorous black-and-white drawings of Howie's and Delilah's experiences.Wendy S.
Carroll, Grant Elementary School, Ridgefield Park, NJCopyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Reviewed with James Howe's It Came from beneath the Bed! Gr. 
What's a precocious wirehaired dachshund named Howie doing keeping a journal and writing books? As a member of the fabled Monroe family of Bunnicula fame, he's aspiring to be like Harold, resident dog author and honorary uncle.
In It Came from beneath the Bed! Howie makes a bold foray into writing (with advice from Harold) in an adventure about a stuffed koala that assumes monstrous proportions when he accidentally ingests some of Pete Monroe's science-project potion.
In Mind Swappers, Howie concocts an sf tale about invading aliens who take over the personalities of earthlings.
The chapters alternate between Howie's journal, filled with droll observations and tongue-in-cheek humor that stem from Harold's writing instruction, and chapters in Howie's own tales.
Real author Howe has provided elementary students with an ingenious lesson in how to write, seamlessly blended with two first-rate tales starring a whimsical protagonist.
Anne O'MalleyCopyright © American Library Association.
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About the Author

James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including the modern classic Bunnicula and its highly popular sequels. 
In 2001, Howe published The Misfits, the story of four outcast seventh-graders who try to end name-calling in their school.
The Misfits is now widely read and studied in middle schools throughout the country, and was the inspiration for the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week (NoNameCallingWeek.org), an event observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools annually.
There are three companion novels to The Misfits: Totally Joe (2005), Addie on the Inside (2011), and Also Known as Elvis (2014).
Howe’s many other books for children from preschool through teens frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself.
Visit him online at JamesHowe.com.


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Comment List (Total:16)

  •     My son was so excited when he was given this book to add to his 'Bunnicula' collection. It has turned out to be a great book, like the others in the series.

  •     My granddaughters really enjoy this series. It's nice to be able to buy them gifts I know they'll like.

  •     granddaughter loved it. arrived in a timely manner and no problems

  •     DO NOT let dogs eat chocolate, Oreo or otherwise. Chocolate can make dogs very seriously ill and can be fatal in some cases. Hence, 1 star for what otherwise might be a fun book.

  •     I thought this book was hilarious I read it to my mother while she was sick and she also enjoyed it thoroughly too. I also loved reading Howie's Writing Journal. He's just so funny about all the writing. He also uses so many adjectives generally to describe himself which is so funny when his friend reads it. He always tells him he uses too many adjectives about a certain character. If you enjoy short reads that are funny I think you will enjoy this book thoroughly I would recommend this to anyone. this is a great book and the in book author is so funny its hard put this book down after you start it. I also recommend all the Bunnicula books James Howe also wrote those and all his books are so intense, but so funny at the same time. This was a great book I also read some of the other books in this series and they are just about as funny.

  •     My 9 y.o. son loves all book Bunnicula

  •     I read this book to children for the laugher! Defiantly a book to be read using multiple voices!

  •     my son love's this serious..

  •     My daughter loved the story. She wants to continue reading the series.

  •     I enjoyed this book even though I did not read the other books in the series. Bunnicula is about a boy who wants to rule the world. He made a potion and spilt it on his stuffed Koala Bear named Pudgykins.The potion made Pudgykins grow really, really big. He was eating everything. After he ate one thing he grew one foot taller. At the end of the book they put him on a boat and brought him to to an Island where people dump trash. People were trying to figure out what to do with him. But they just left him on the Island. I like this book very much.

  •     This is my FAVORITE book for elementary (about 4th or 5th grade on up) It is written by the dog and is so funny!

  •     My niece said this was a great book. She really enjoyed reading it after Christmas. She has read other books by this author.

  •     After taking many writing classes on "how to teach kids to write"...I stumbled across James Howe's new series, "Tales From the House of Bunnicula"...and I began to learn how to teach writing, from a dog. The whole time I was reading the book, lesson plans popped into my head... "I could use this to teach simile...or that would make a great lesson on 'cliffhangers', or when and how to use adjectives...and this part would show what 'literary license' means..... the book is full of laugh-out-loud humor. I can't wait to share these tales with my fourth grade students. Jame Howe's books are not only fun to read, but you soon realize that you can learn a lot from a dog...and from great authors. This is a Howling Success, I know I'll be using them in my classroom.

  •     It came right on time. I found out that my daughter now in Junior High School had lost this book in elementary. And it was on her records at the school book store. I bought this same book here. Instead of giving the school $20.00. And it was in perfect condition when it arrived.

  •     I read this with my sons, ages 8 & 9, over a long lunch break. They both said they would "definitely tell our friends to read this story!"

  •     Rec for any 2-4th grader!


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