Monday, September 26, 2022

Margo's Musings: What Fell From the Sky?

When we got to the library last week my little sister, Margo, was drawn right to the marble on the cover of a book. I couldn’t blame her. It looked magical! 

We took home It Fell From the Sky by The Fan Brothers and began reading right away. In the story, a mysterious item lands in the grass, and the insects are amazed. What is it? Where did it come from? They all have their own theories. Then the spider claims it as his, and he tells his friends that together they will build a place called WonderVille where other insects can come and see this curiosity. It takes a long time to build, but the exhibit is a hit. Ticket prices increase, the lines get longer, and Spider gets richer. He doesn’t notice that all the rest of his friends have left until a creature comes and snatches the item. Now what will Spider do? Where is everyone? He had been selfish, and now the garden is trampled and he's alone. Will Spider's friends come back? 

The illustrations in this book are beautiful. The way the marble stands out is magical and it makes it easy to see why the insects were mesmerized by it. The story made me want to take out my marbles and look at them closely. Which is what I did with Margo- showing her the colors and designs under my magnifying glass. We even went out and explored the lawn to see if our insects had any curiosity shows happening. None we have found so far, but we will keep looking.  

It Fell From the Sky is a book that helps teach a lesson about selfishness and greed, but it also shows us that we can work together and be better. It was a treat to read. There are so many details to explore on each page that this book will be fun to read again and again. 

Has anyone else read It Fell From the Sky? Or have you read another book by The Fan Brothers? We'd love to hear your thoughts.

Happy Reading!


  1. I haven't read it - and it does sound intriguing. Thank you.

  2. This sounds like a great read. Wish I had someone to read it with.

  3. Interesting to do most of the illustrations in black and white. That's probably a big curiosity for kids reading it.

  4. Oh my goodness! What looks like an amazing book in every respect. Never mind the wee ones I'd love a copy of this 😃

  5. Hi DMS - fascinating to 'see' and hear Margo's delight with this book ... such fun to look at your own marbles and then also to go outside and see what's there. It sounds a fun read for you both - cheers Hilary

  6. It does look like a neat book-I like the illustrations and the theme is one that needs to be fostered in our youth (and old folks, too)

  7. Sounds a good book and I like the look of the illustrations.

    All the best Jan

  8. Wow, those really are lovely illustrations - fascinating use of color. Thank you for sharing your find!

  9. Absolutely beautiful and magical illustrations. I was just watching Once Upon a Time again and I loved when Rumpelstiltskin was all in color while the world that Frankenstein in was all in black and white. The contrast of colors is beautiful. What Fell from the Sky sounds like a whimsical story about friendship and greed. Lovely. I'll look out to see if I find it in my library.


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