Written by: Edward Marshall
Illustrated by: James Marshall
Published in 1980
Genre: Picture Book, Science Fiction
Grade Level: K-3
Summary: In this book, a little space robot arrives on Earth to have a look around. It meets some friends trick-or-treating, and ends up going home with a little boy named Buddy. The next day it goes to school with Buddy, and ends up saving the day when he realizes he forgot to do his “space project.” The story ends with “the thing” leaving the planet with the suggestion that it may return for Christmas.