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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.

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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.

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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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