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Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too
Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book | Jomny Sun
113 posts | 102 read | 116 to read
The illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, where he meets all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness, while learning to feel a little better about himselfbased on the enormously popular Twitter account. Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, an alien sent to study Earth. Always feeling apart, even among his species, Jomny feels at home for the first time among the earthlings he meets. There is a bear tired of other creatures running in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, a turtle hiding itself by learning camouflage, a puppy struggling to express its true feelings, and many more. The characters are unique and inventivebees think long and hard about what love means, birds try to eat the sun, nothingness questions its own existence, a ghost comes to terms with dying, and an introverted hedgehog slowly lets Jomny see its artistic insecurities. At the same time, Jomnys curious presence allows these characters to open up to him in ways they were never able to before, revealing the power of somebody who is just there to listen. Everyones a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too is also the story behind the widely-shared and typo-filled @jonnysun twitter account. Since the beginning, Sun intentionally tweeted from an outsiders perspective, creating a truly distinct voice. Now, that outsider has taken shape in the character of Jomny, who observes Earth with the same intelligent, empathetic, and charmingly nave voice that won over his fans on social media. New fans will find it organic, and old fans will delight at seeing the clever words that made them fans in the first place. Through this story of a lost, lonely and confused Alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the animals and plants of Earth, we will all learn how to be a little more human. And for all the earth-bound creatures here on this planet, we will all learn how sometimes, it takes an outsider to help us see ourselves for who we truly are.
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inmegslibrary
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“When two aliebns find each other in a strange place, it feels a little more like home.”

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RaeLovesToRead
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I've been going through my phone and found several photos from this cute little book ❤
This is one of my favourites.

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booklover3258
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Pickpick

I loved this book and the story behind it! First of all the narration on the front and back covers is great! While the illustrations are cute, the story is so much better! An alien goes to earth to study humans but winds up talking to all the animals and trees. He goes through each season and learns a lot from the animals. Beautiful ending.
4 stars

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Mehso-so

I am logging books for the #dclibrary summer reading challenge and realized I have read 86 books this summer. In an attempt to get to 100 before August is over, I am reading as many graphic novels as I can this week. This one was cute but not great.

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LaraS
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My exact reaction every time winter begins. #winterincanada

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LaraS
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Skeeterisme
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Pickpick

Interesting.

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ReadingRambo
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Pickpick

This weird, delightful, and existential book is so charming. It's about an alien learning about Earth. Somehow it's simple but delves into love, death, sadness, loneliness, art and sacrifice. I dunno how he did it, but it's amazing! 👽

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Jilly6183
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Books put us through a lot!

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danimgill
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Pickpick

This was an absolutely precious lil book that made me feel warm and fuzzy, then profoundly sad, then full of heart eyes for these adorably illustrated creatures and for jomny the alien‘s journey in learning what it is to be human 🐝

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Jilly6183
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Happy 💘🥀 Day!

Cadyly Hilarious! I love it! ❤️😂 10mo
Ddzmini 🥰🤣🤣🤣 10mo
rohit-sawant 😂😂 10mo
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collegecatlady
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Pickpick

I had heard so much good buzz around this quick graphic novel read so I finally decided to pick it up! I anticipated that the misspellings and cutesy language would annoy me but it did not! Really sweet story and a very fast read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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sakeriver
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Goddamnit I love jomny sun. I think I‘m going to see if I can get my kids to read this, too.

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sakeriver
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Next

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abbielistenstobooks
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Anyone have thoughts on this book for someone with dyslexia? Its ~creative~ spellings, are they gonna help or hurt?

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HillsAndHamletsBookshop
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I loved it! A delightfully odd, funny, sweet, and wise little book. Perfect for fans of The Little Prince. Deep without being preachy, sensitive and soulful without taking itself too seriously, playful while still packing a punch. With Jonny Sun‘s new book out that he illustrated with Lin Manuel-Miranda, this will be a go-to handbell this holiday season, introducing fans of the new book to Sun‘s previous work.

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underground_bks
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I‘m just gonna keep this close for whenever I️ need a little lesson in being human. This is a great book for self-care days! It can be read in 20 minutes and is full of acceptance, wisdom, and aliebns!

TheBookKeepers ❤️ stacked! 1y
underground_bks @TheBookKeepers Yay! Can‘t wait to read your review! I️ had a hard time finding words to describe it without sounding mushy—it‘s wiser and cooler than that but also so wholesome! 1y
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kristincatastrophic
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It's book got pretty deep, it was beautiful even if it sort of has a #sillytitle #SisforSeptember @CaliforniaCay

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overtheedge
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A lonely aliebn is sent to erth to find out about humans.
He learns what a friend is from a tree.
He learns about love from a bee.
He meets the Otter Auteur.
He learns about home from an owl.
He learns about living in the present from an egg.
This is a feel good, positive vibration book. Smile, chuckle and marvel at how human we all are, told in simple pictures and words that resonate deeply.
HIghly Recommended.

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RyeAnnUh
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Just put up a new blog! I loved this novel. I picked it up on my birthday last year. It is so cute! Go to my blog lookingglassbookshop.com and read about it and get your hands on it! Easily read in a 30minute sitting.

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Eyelit
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This book broke my slump, surprisingly. Who knew a slightly ridiculous, yet occasionally profound graphic novel was what I needed to get my head back into reading?

On a vaguely personal note, the last couple months have had a lot of transitions for me (both good and bad) - and this probably fed into my book-slump. I‘m looking forward to reading with love again and getting back into the Litsy community (cause I‘ve missed y‘all)!!!

Libby1 Take care! ❤️ Glad to see you here and that you enjoyed this one. 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Welcome back! 1y
RealBooks4ever **hugs** 💜 1y
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Autumnscribe Glad you were able to find what you needed. Hope things get easier soon. 1y
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1y
dariazeoli 👏 1y
WhatDeeReads Welcome back! I hope everything is on the up and up now for you and yours. 1y
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CaitlinR
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Mehso-so

Discovered through a PBS News Hour “Brief But Spectacular” segment by jomny sun. Cute, worth a quick scan. Best bits are the “Activity Logs” on the end sheets: narrative of the encounters found on the internal graphics.

“day 90 when Nothing changes, everything changes”

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annamatopoetry
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Pickpick

Cute and short and not terribly substantial. As expected.

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Schnoebs
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Read this book. Please. It is amazing. And I‘ve come to realize I am the owl. The owl is me. I love everything about this and it was exactly what I needed. It makes you really think about yourself and life and how you feel about everything and nothing. And I‘m probably going to reread it again very shortly and buy a copy for my sister. Read this please!

#myheart #owl #aliebn #love #mpls #twincities

bookandcat I love jomny sun! 1y
LiteraryinLititz I‘m not familiar with the internet reference since I apparently live under a rock. 😋 But your review makes me want to borrow the book from the library! 1y
Schnoebs @LiteraryinLititz it‘s totally worth it. I read it within 30-60 minutes 1y
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Schnoebs
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😍😍😍😍😍 what a book

#aliebn #mpls #twincities

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Schnoebs
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I can‘t with this book. Literally me in grad school 🙈

#truth #whoami #heartwarming #wow #aliebn #mpls #twincities

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MatchlessMarie
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Checking in with 18+ hours on the clock. Not sure if this one has been out long enough to be considered under the radar, but I still don‘t think enough people know about this book. #24in48

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MatchlessMarie
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So I‘m listening to the audio of this book and just realized how perfect it is that the bees are SPELLING BEES. Omg. 🐝

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lauralovesbooks1
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Pickpick

This heartwarming graphic novel about an alien sent to Earth to learn about humans was just the heartwarming read I needed. Simple line drawings worked well with the text.

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MatchlessMarie
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annamatopoetry
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Get or not?

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faelinwolf
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a friend is anyone or anything who shares a life with u that you woud never be able to experiemce without them

I adore this quote! ❤❤❤

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faelinwolf
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It took me awhile to realize this was a spelling bee. 😀🤣😀🤣

I love this book!

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MatchlessMarie
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
You guys. This book is so pure. You will laugh, be moved, want to hug it when you are done, and buy copies for your friends. Totally won me over.

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MatchlessMarie
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Throwing that giving tree shade 😅 #quotsymay18 #hoard

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MarriedtoMrT
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❤️

Happy, sad, and introspective, learn about love, friendship, and humanity from an outcast alien and the ragtag group of Earthlings he meets on his fact-finding mission.

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RiaWritten
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If you like things which are wholesome and beautiful READ THIS BOOK IMMEDIATELY. (You know you want to. It‘ll take less than an hour.)

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OrangeMooseReads
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Quick graphic novel. Great message, loved the simple artwork. Struggled with the purposefully misspelled words. It‘s a personal so-so, but an over all pick and recommend.
More at OrangeMooseReads.wordpress.com

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janehreads
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5/5. this was so much more than i expected! why was a book about a cartoon alien deeper than any book i have ever read? sidenote: i read this in 19 minutes. would recommend.

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Mrs_Black
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Sad sentiment before bed.

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BarefootBurk
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This was a lovely way to start my day today, even though it made me late for work.

Dr.Who_number10 Awww that‘s so cute❤️😂 2y
ShookBelf Adorable. 2y
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laurencjay
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My book signed by Jonny (and aliebn Jomny) ❤️❤️👽

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laurencjay
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This weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting Jonny Sun at Politics and Prose in DC. I love Jonny‘s twitter presence and authenticity and he is as wonderful, gracious and kind as he is online. This book is a gem and makes me feel all the warm feels.

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candority
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This is such a cute book. It‘s crazy how much meaning can be packed into simple drawings and misspelled words!

vkois88 This quote is definitely true 2y
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jen_hayes7
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From the back cover. Lin-Manuel and Joss sum up my thoughts on this completely. You fall in love with Jomny instantly and then continue to love each “humabn” he meets. This is thought-provoking and profound, yet so easy and simple. I absolutely adored this and think it‘ll end up on my list of favorites for this year. #readharder2018 #aliebn

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jen_hayes7
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Everything is better with a bouncy castle. #aliebn

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jen_hayes7
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This book is so stinking cute!!! I want to post every page (I‘ll try to restrain myself). #aliebn #readharder2018

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haileybean
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💜

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Pickpick

Love this.

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Christine
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So sweet, and really remarkable how expressive the characters‘ faces are despite the seemingly (deceptively?) minimalist drawings. Loved the balance of humor and earnestness. Delightful to read in one sitting, though I bet this would be fun to reread and re-ponder frequently. 🖤