Is a soccer-crazed mom really an alien from outer space? Find out in this funny picture book--a cautionary tale for soccer moms (and dads!) everywhere.The night before Lena's first soccer game of the season, her father tells her the amazing story of his own first season playing soccer. Ruben Drinkwater's mom started out like any ordinary parent watching the Atomic Pickles play. But soon, she began to act very differently--she started to look like a pickle, and she started to roar in a very loud voice when the team was scoring goals. In fact, she turned into an alien! Ruben spied on her at home, but she seemed to turn into an alien only during soccer games. Finally, he confronted her and asked her to act like all the other parents. That's when they discover how much Mrs. Drinkwater's cheering had meant to the team--especially to the parents, who took up where her cheerleading left off. Soon the whole team had renewed spirit for the game.