- Series: Strange Planet Series
- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Morrow Gift (November 19, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062970704
- ISBN-13: 978-0062970701
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Nathan W. Pyle is the New York Times bestselling author of Strange Planet, NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, and 99 Stories I Could Tell. A former staff writer and illustrator for BuzzFeed, he is based in New York City but travels the country speaking about creativity and storytelling.
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I am not typically a comic/comic book person, but once I saw the friendly and innocent demeanor of these beings created by Nathan W. Pyle, I couldn't help but to fall in love with them. The book is about the size of my palm (as pictured), and is sectioned off into 4 different categories: Young Beings, Friendship, Adulthood and Recreation. As promised by the author, there are dozens of never-before seen comics, where some of them are continuations of previous fan favorite comics shared on social media. To prevent further spoiling, I will not post any of the new comics seen here, but the ending of the comic book was well thought out. I have read through this comic book, and can assure parents this is definitely a kid friendly book. Would recommend to others who are either looking for a new comic line to obsess over, or are a super fan like me, with many of his shirt designs already purchased!
Pyle gives us a gifted glimpse of the obvious many times.
Perhaps the best part of this is that every being respects every other being. In one very poignant situation, a being is standing alone with a tray of food in the midst of a communal eating chamber, obviously the kind of situation that happens to many of us when we are new beings to a new territory.
"Would you like to ingest with us?" another being calls out. With gratitude, the new-to-the-territory being accepts.
"Is there a syllable sequence beings use to address you?"
It turns out that it is a foreign name.
"Yes, but you may find it difficult to pronounce."
I've been here. Lots of times.
"Then we will just practice until we can."
This being has noticed a somewhat Data-from-Star-Trek-esque sense of speech process in the beings in the comic. Perhaps that is what is makes it even more endearing. It is simple, direct, meaningful, generally lacking in contractions where there might be some, and overall, a happy thing.
To Nathan W. Pyle: Gratitude.
This bundle of dead trees with high-detail renderings was quite e n j o y a b l e.
This kind of thing makes for giggling but also a lot of great parent-child interaction because you can do the "well, what's that REALLY" question and answer discussion and work on logic and reasoning verbal skills.
Fun, hilarious pictures but most of all a way to look at things through completely naive eyes as if you were an alien. You can continue this endlessly. Pick up a toothbrush and have the kids describe it as if they were an extra-terrestrial just landed and reporting back to the mothership.
My mom used to do stuff like this, making a kiddy play-date menu for us, writing out "Cow juice. Smashed Goobers and Squished Berries on a Raft" (milk and PBJ sandwiches) Here sixty years later and I'm still giggling.
Build some great brain skills, fun memories and enjoy yourself.
This book is so funny! While the illustrations are very basic, the text is just hilarious, taking the simple in life and making it complex while wringing humor out of it. My favorite are the comics with cats. Everyone in my house LOVED this book.
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I gave currency and I enjoyed.
But I feel it needs saying - if you've followed Nathan Pyle's Instagram for a while, you will have seen 80%+ of these already. I felt a little short-changed from my £12 purchase at first because of that.
That said, of course, the guy's been posting brilliant free content daily for ages and deserves to be rewarded.
If you're a die-hard fan, just don't go into this expecting a full set of originals, that's all.
Nathan is a GENIUS!!!
many new contect - but there are p l e n t y !
I'm also a being, who's first language isn't english, hence I find the expressions extremely compelling and educational.
I'm hoping there are more books to come. My gratitude will be bestowed.
- Quality made (nice prints, sturdy feeling)
- Perfect size
- Funny / cute illustrations
- Value for money
Overall, a very wholesome and funny little book. Great for fans of the comic.
I love these, but can't access the Instagram page as I don't have an account (and refuse to create one).
Nice coffee table size, and, although you can read the full thing in under an hour, it's definitely something that can be revisited often.