Despite it being perfect for younger kids, my seven-year-old enjoyed the 10-minute read, mostly because he's obsessed with penguins, but also because "it was charming". (< his actual words.)
Release Date: 12th February 2019
Description: Little Mario is a computer geek who is on the computer day and night. He will not leave his computer. Suddenly he hears a commotion in the back yard--the aliens have landed! These creatures have heard about all the cool things that earth kids do to play, and they want to have fun too. Even though Mario doesn't know anything about riding a bike or playing tag or hide-and-go-seek, he soon learns how with his alien friends. Satisfied at having discovered the secrets of earth children, the aliens return to their planet, while Mario learns the joys of playing outside.
Mario and The Aliens is a cute little book aimed at convincing kids that making new friends, spending time outdoors, and playing with toys is more fun than playing with computers/electronics all the time.
The story was amusing and the pictures were well done and I think younger kids will enjoy it. However, the book is targeted at 5-7-year-olds and while I certainly won't argue with it being perfectly suitable for a 5-year-old, it was a way too simple for my 7-year old. He read the book to me, he thought it was sweet but ultimately it was just too simple a read for him.