Monday, April 13, 2015

Giveaway for the Book Series That Inspired the Film, HOME, Plus a $25 Visa Gift Card to See the Movie! #Smekday #Home

Have you seen the hit movie, HOME, yet? If not, I hope you’ll get to the theater to watch it soon! And after seeing this terrific film, I know you’re going to want to check out the books that inspired the show. I think my boys are going to love these books, and I bet your kids will, too! Read on to learn more about them…

THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY
The book that inspired HOME, now a major motion picture!
By Adam Rex
© Adam Rex

It all starts with a school essay.

When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens -- called Boov -- abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it “Smekland” (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod?

In any case, Gratuity’s story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity’s mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion.

Fully illustrated with “photos,” drawings, newspaper clippings, and comics sequences, this is a hilarious, perceptive, genre-bending novel from best-selling author Adam Rex.

Read an excerpt from The True Meaning of Smekday

SMEK FOR PRESIDENT
Released February 10, 2015
By Adam Rex
© Adam Rex

In this much anticipated sequel to The True Meaning of Smekday, Tip and J.Lo are back for another hilarious intergalactic adventure. And this time (and last time, and maybe next time), they want to make things right with the Boov.

After Tip and J.Lo banished the Gorg from Earth in a scheme involving the cloning of many, many cats, the pair is notorious -- but not for their heroics. Instead, human Dan Landry has taken credit for conquering the Gorg, and the Boov blame J.Lo for ruining their colonization of the planet. Determined to clear his name, J.Lo and Tip pack into Slushious, a Chevy that J.Lo has engineered into a fairly operational spaceship, and head to New Boovworld, the aliens’ new home on one of Saturn’s moons.

But their welcome isn’t quite as warm as Tip and J.Lo would have liked. J.Lo is dubbed Public Enemy Number One, and Captain Smek knows that capturing the alien is the only way he’ll stand a chance in the Boovs’ first-ever presidential election.

With the help of a friendly flying billboard named Bill, a journey through various garbage chutes, a bit of time travel, and a slew of hilarious Boovish accents, Tip and J.Lo must fight to set the record straight -- and return home in one piece.

Read an excerpt from Smek for President 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adam Rex is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. His other books include Pssst!, Moonday, The True Meaning of Smekday, Fat Vampire, and Cold Cereal. He also illustrated the Brixton Brothers series, Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, and Chloe and the Lion, all by Mac Barnett and Chu's Day by Neil Gaiman. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Visit him at adamrex.com or follow him on Twitter @MrAdamRex.

LEARN MORE
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#Smekday #HOME

Photo Credit: DreamWorks Home (c) 2015 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky (1) winner receives:
• copies of The True Meaning of Smekday and Smek for President
• and $25 Visa gift card to see HOME in theaters!

Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney Hyperion
Giveaway open to US addresses only
This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, April 27, 2015. Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.



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192 comments:

  1. I'd pick a name you wouldn't expect. How about Snoopy? (and the alient wouldn't look anything like a cartoon beagle!)

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  2. Sculdex Its a tribute to my obsession with all things X-files. :)

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  3. Cindy Merrill7:35 AM

    My space ship visitor would be named Dot-Dot from Galaxy 787, would look like a Squid.

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  4. hmm ET is a good name, since he was an alien!!

    thanks!

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  5. I would name him Trouble.

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  6. Anonymous4:34 PM

    I might name an alien Oop.

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  7. I would name him Omnom.

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  8. i think Peevy is cute.

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  9. I would name it Meh!

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  10. Harolde9:42 PM

    I would name him Mork.

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  11. I would name her opps.

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  12. I will name the alien Yay.

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  13. I would call him BoBo. Brittney House

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  14. I think it would be named jinkini

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  15. Her name would be Wolfie
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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

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  16. I would name him Allen the alien.

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  17. morph would be his name. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  18. I would name my alien Ooomph.

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  19. I would name him Hank.

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  20. I would name him Spinklepoo.

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  21. I'd name him Joe because he's just trying to fit in :)

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  22. I would name him Amiras.

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  23. Anonymous7:39 AM

    Id name him Willis

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  24. i would name it zela

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  25. I would name my Alien Andop Disselpoof.

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  26. I would name the alien Bernie. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  27. I would name him NoName.

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  28. I would name him Oswald.

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  29. I would name the alien, Bob.

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  30. I would name him o'gi

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  31. I would name him York.
    Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. I would name it Chi Chi!

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  33. I would not him Boot - because there is a problem with him Booting Up - like a computer does.

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  34. I would name him zee

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  35. I would name him Blinky.

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  36. I would name the alien Dexter.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  37. Oh how about Squeak.

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  38. I would name his Gizmo.

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  39. If I was to write a childrens book about an alien, who visits Earth and comes to Oklahoma I would name it "Yornoc" which was my family nickname.. and we went to a lot of different places in the United States and ended up here in OKC. MyAlien would be a friendly, fun loving, and caring individual

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  40. I would name him Al, the alien. Not surprisingly, I had to aloe vera plants named Al and Vera.

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  41. I would name my alien Morf.

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  42. I would name the alien Johnny.

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  43. I'd name him or her Helpee

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  44. I would name the alien something like Naw and make him a gator-like creature.

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  45. I would name him/her Farfel!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  46. I would name the alien Spike.

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  47. I'd name him Eeeek - the first thing people on earth would say when they saw him.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  48. I would name my alien Puffy Biggler. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. My daughter said Oh but we came up with Blippie. Thank you!!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  50. Amy Z.8:19 PM

    I'd name the alien Hubble.

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  51. I'd name an alien Boom Chakka Lakka.

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  52. schmeggy!! super cute =)

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  53. I think I would give a name like Bop or Bleep or something like that.

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  54. the name I would choose would be plop or bob

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  55. If I were to write a children's book about an alien who visits Earth, I would name the alien Pickles.

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  56. I would name him Joe.

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  57. If you were to write a children's book about an alien who visits Earth, what would you name the alien?

    rumplETskin

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  58. Kimberly O9:49 AM

    I would name him Steve. Why not? :)

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  59. I would name the Alien "galaxy".

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  60. Alison Tolar1:43 PM

    Hmmm...This is actually kind of a difficult question. I think I would go with the name Binx.

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  61. I would name the alien Orion

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  62. Anonymous3:35 PM

    I would name him Joe!

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  63. I would name him Mr. Borg

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  64. I would name the alien Cosmo.

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  65. I'd probably name him Alphonse.
    Might sound weird but first thing I thought of.
    thank you

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  66. I would name him Spark.

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  67. I would name my alien "Alan". I kind of like Alan the Alien
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  68. Lauren Olivia Wood1:39 PM

    I would name the alien "Anthro". olivia41393@yahoo.com

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  69. I would name the alien something hard to pronounce like jcbdshgs

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  70. I would name the alien gum drop:)

    Jmatek AT wi dot rr DOT com

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  71. I would name the alien Strange

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  72. If I were to name an alien I would name it Spokie.

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  73. I would call the alien Ned!

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  74. Tracy Melhinch12:45 PM

    Snerkle cause I love the name!

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  75. I would name mine trinket.

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  76. I would let my kids name it because they always come up with the best names for our pets.

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  77. Anonymous5:40 PM

    Alison the Alien! furrymaiden@gmail.com

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  78. I would name the alien munchkin

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    1. Sometimes I feel like I'm from another planet! :-)
      Love all the names that everyone is coming up with!

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  80. I would name the alien George because my kids and I go around the house saying, "I am going to hug him, squeeze him, and call him George". Based on the Looney Tune cartoons. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. I would name it Matermate because I like Mater from the movie Cars.

    roseinthemorning at gmail dot com

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  82. I'd name my alien Gaijin. It's the Japanese word for "outsider".

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  83. Fernandez9:58 PM

    That's a tough one! Maybe Bloop?

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  84. Lisa F.11:54 PM

    Hmm, maybe Hopey...hope for the universe.

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  85. Anonymous9:11 AM

    Essie (a play on XT).

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  86. I would name her Kookie.

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  87. im not sure maybe Reece.

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  88. Maybe Spacco, not sure.

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  89. Jennifer Dunaway8:02 PM

    I would name it rocket.

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  90. I would name him Fred.

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  91. I would name him Jax. Thank you for the chance :)

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  92. I would name her Ali the Alien.

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  93. I would call him Charlie short for Chavnuoifghnvwoeilunfviulernvuirndll!
    eleonorerigby24(at)yahoo(dot)it

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  94. Hi! My alien visitor's name would be Eva. Allien visiting earth initials backwards. lol

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  95. I would name him Glorb.

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  96. The name I would choose would be Harvey.

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  97. Daniel M9:51 PM

    name him bob of course - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  98. I would name my alien Charmeeng.

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  99. I would name him Jax.

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  100. I think I would name it some type of common human name....like Bill or Jack or something to be ironic.

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  101. Heather D.3:48 PM

    I would name him Alien. He calls himself alien because he has discovered Earth by following the messages that Earth has sent out in space to communicate with any "aliens" that might be listening.

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  102. I would call him "Smuck."

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  103. I would name him Fred.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  104. I'd name her Orionne.

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  105. Anonymous2:21 PM

    I would name this alien Morfy Rosanne rosans@comcast.net

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  106. I am very sorry but the Rafflecopter form can be difficult-I can not edit I put the wrong tweet in to form today on April 23-here is the correct link-
    https://twitter.com/KGlatt/status/591313019377950720

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  107. I would name him Mort the alien

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  108. I would name him Ickus!

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  109. I would name the alien Beebo.

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  110. Anonymous12:34 AM

    I would name him Doofus Lippy

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  111. I'd name my alien scmoopy

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  112. I would name my alien Sky. :)

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  113. I'd probably give him a very normal name to go by (like John) since his alien name couldn't be pronounced :)

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  114. I would name the alien Ant.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  115. If I wrote a children's book and had to name an alien I would name the Alien Yevrah which is Harvey backwards and dedicate it to my mother's cat named Harvey who passed away. He was a feral cat who became an outside pet and still has a special place in our hearts.

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  116. Melissa8:21 AM

    i'd name the alien Nelia!

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  117. I would name the alien Radar.

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  118. I guess it would depend on what kind of alien it was. A big scary one might be called Flecktoran or something. A cute little nice one might be called Richard. :)

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  119. I would name him guyguy!

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  120. i would call the alien homer.

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  121. ok here we go.. I am an alien child from another galaxy. I was flown from my ship upon an explosion from a loosed wire. I survived from having my air mask on, in which my mommy told me to wear and its a good thing to that my dad put on my pack which will secure my life for one million years. I am here on Planet Earth hoping to get back to my planet but more so I have to find my mom and dad, I need to know that they made it home safe... can you help! please!!! Oh by the way , my name is starstryker

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  122. Her name would be called Lunava.

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  123. I would name my alien Burp.
    Jennifer Rote

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  124. I would name him alf

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  125. Twinkle, as it reminds me of a song my son use to love to sing and listen to.

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  126. Anonymous2:39 PM

    Alfredo

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  127. I would name it Robo. I would love to win, thank you for the chance.

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  128. I would name him Dez!

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  129. i would name him oliver

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  130. I'd name him Mork.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  131. trips.
    caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

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  132. I'd probably name her Ree-Ree...nickname of mine.

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  133. I would name him Gilmo

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  134. i would name my nemo

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  135. I would name the alien goodie

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  136. I would name it ipadia

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  137. I'd name it Melllvar. Melllvar with three l's.

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  138. I think I might choose Grunkle. I don't know though because I would end up changing my mind at least 50 times before settling on a name.

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  139. I would name it Gilla

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  140. I would call him Loona

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  141. I would name him Orville--no particular reason.

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  142. Anonymous5:16 PM

    If you were to write a children's book about an alien who visits Earth, I would name the alien Jedreck and he would take the form of a crazy dog.

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  143. Herman - I've always liked that name!

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  144. Gilbert - it's such a cute name!

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  145. Anonymous6:02 PM

    I would call him Dorf

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  146. Sarah Hall7:21 PM

    I would name him Luna after the moon.

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  147. I would name him Spok :)

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  148. I would pick Harry. I think that name is funny!

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  149. o would name him McStinkin

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  150. I might name her Solongia!

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  151. I would name him Trek.

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  152. If I were to write a children's book about an alien who visits Earth, I would name the alien Blog. Lol. :)

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  153. Anonymous10:29 PM

    I would name her Neila. (Alien spelled backwards) amysmeltzer21521 at yahoo dot com

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  154. I think I would do something like burp so then you could say I found a burp

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  155. I would name him Charlie.

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  156. I would name it Zidon.

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  157. Thank You for the giveaway…I would name the alien "Ted".

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  158. I would name the alien Robin.

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