One the most beloved TV shows of all time is now a sweet, silly, sci-fi bedtime story perfect for kids and their parents!
Best pals Dana (Scully) and Fox (Mulder) have pitched a tent in the backyard for a sleepover. But the night is full of strange sounds, lights, and shadows. Surely there’s a rational, scientific explanation for everything . . . or is there? With beautiful illustrations of pint-sized Dana and Fox, this humorous and not-scary-at-all story will introduce the cult TV show to an entire new generation of fans.
About the Author
Kim Smith is the illustrator behind the Quirk Books Pop Classics series, including Home Alone (Quirk Books, 2015), The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird (Quirk Books, 2017), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Quirk Books, 2017), Back to the Future (Quirk Books, 2018), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Quirk Books, 2018), and The Karate Kid (Quirk Books, 2019). She has illustrated several other children’s books, including The Great Puppy Invasion (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) and Builder Brothers: Big Plans (HarperCollins, 2018). Kim lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her dog, Whisky, and husband, Eric. Visit her online at kimillustration.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Okay, this was adorableeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, but that's kind of about it. BABY MULDER AND BABY SCULLY ARE JUST SO CUTE AND BABY ALIENS TOO AND I JUST CAN'T DEAL WITH ALL OF THE CUTENESS. JUST AGRNIAWHNEKJNDFRKLASZNGRKJEAL. Mulder's little alien pin? ADORABLE. The little X-Files books? ADORABLE. Just everything was so pleasing. My biggest complaint was that I didn't understand the point of the book. Usually children's books are pulled together by a big moral or, well, a point, but I'm just really confused by what the point was of this novel? Yes, it was adorable and fun and had just fantastic things in it for true X-Files fans, but there really was no reason for things happening besides you just being a fan of X-Files. Overall, it was just a quick, fun read that is fun for any X-Files fan. However, there really isn't too much in it besides some gorgeous artwork and some slight throwback fun. There's not really a clear plot or moral/idea that brought the end of the story together like a good children's book would. Three crowns and a Belle rating!
There is nothing like a sleepover outside to get your imagination going and that is exactly what happens in this book, which is a classic on The X Files: Earth Children Are Weird. All outdoor noises can be explained by everyday events, right? This is an enjoyable and lively story which begins with two young children (Dana and Fox)camping outside, in the backyard, inside a tent. Fox definitely looks scared after hearing Dana read to him the book, The X Files. Fox begins to question all the noises that he hears outside their tent. Dana tries to reason with Fox, explaining that aliens aren’t real and as they venture out into the yard, she tells him that things look different outside because its dark. It sounds like a great explanation but when Dana gets spooked too, they all take off running into the house where they think they’re going to be safe. I enjoyed looking at the illustrations for they felt like they’d pop right off the page. Bright colors, crisp details and the facial expressions were fantastic. The story is told by using speech balloons as each character talks and by using various onomatopoeias throughout the book. It really is a fun book to look at and the language is easy to read so children will be able to read it on their own in no time. The ending is super cute.