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Sasquatch Sightings: Bigfoot in Kidlit

6 May

Funny that 2 books, featuring Bigfoot and boys named Ben, are out this year. The first is by Suzanne Selfors who first came to my attention because of her basset hound-themed series Smells Like Dog. 

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The Sasquatch Escape,the first in a new series The Imaginary Veterinary.


Poor Ben is being shipped off to his quirky grandfather for the summer. On his way into town he spies what appears to be a dragon, flying in the sky. With the help of  his new friend Petal, Ben discovers Dr. Woo’s Worm Hospital, which is actually a secret hospital for imaginary creatures. Because he leaves a door open, the Sasquatch escapes, and Ben & Petal are off on a quest to bring him home. This is a fun romp through a summer vacation full of unexpected wonder. I have chosen this to be our chapter book for my May Read aloud Book Club.

Also out recently is The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot by Scott Magoon.


The story is what you would expect and the premise & pictures are fun. It would certainly lend itself to a unit on rewriting fairy tales & legends, or an end of the year activity creating the film the main character, Ben, makes to prove that Bigfoot exists.

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