cover image The Problem with Pelly

The Problem with Pelly

Shana Corey. Scholastic, $14.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-439-26632-1

The space age series continues with First Graders from Mars Episode 2: The Problem with Pelly by Shana Corey, illus. by Mark Teague. Pod 1 is expecting a visit from a famous Martian opera singer, and pals Tera and Pelly draw pictures to decorate the classroom. ""Your family is weird,"" Tera says, eyeing Pelly's family portrait; with ""fluffernobbins"" on their heads instead of tentacles, Pelly's family is unusual. But the appearance of the fluffernobbined diva helps Pelly to accept his differences. ( Feb.)