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Big foot and little foot. The monster detector, Book 2

Big foot and little foot The monster detector Book 2

Big foot and little foot Book 2

Big foot and little foot Book two

Big foot and little foot 2

Big foot and little foot two

Monster detector

Big Foot and Little Foot ;
Title:
Big foot and little foot. The monster detector, Book 2
Publisher Info:
New York, NY : Amulet Books, an imprint of AMBRAMS, 2018.
Physical Description:
120 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series:
Big Foot and Little Foot ; book 2

Big Foot and Little Foot ; bk. 2.
Abstract:
Hugo, a young sasquatch, and his friend Gigi use a Monster Detector to find a Green Whistler, but when Hugo's human friend, Boone, joins in, surprises are in store.

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Hugo is a young Sasquatch. Boone is a young boy. After an unlikely encounter, they've become an even unlikelier pair of best friends. After saving up his Monster Card wrappers, Hugo sends away for a special prize in the mail--a Monster Detector! Using the watchlike device, Hugo quickly spots a monster right in his own cavern. Spooked, but still excited about his prize, Hugo heads to school and finds yet another surprise--his friend Boone! Boone announces he wants to go to Sasquatch school, but no human has ever gone before, and not everyone is as happy about it as Hugo. Boone's first day of school gets off to a rocky start, but Hugo doesn't have much time to worry before he makes another monster sighting and takes off after the creature. What follows are even more surprises, ones that have Hugo rethinking what it really means to be a "monster."


Author Notes

Ellen Potter is the award-winning author of many books for children, including the Olivia Kidney series, Slob , The Kneebone Boy , and most recently, the Piper Green series. She lives in Maine. ellenpotter.com Felicita Sala is an Australian-born illustrator of many books for children, including Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament, Michael Morpurgo , and I Don't Draw, I Color! Felicita lives in Rome. felicitasala.com


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Hugo and Boone are back. Hugo, Boone's best friend (who also happens to be a sasquatch), attends the Academy for Curious Squidges. He is pleasantly surprised, as are all the other young sasquatch, when Boone joins their class. This move gives Boone and Hugo an opportunity to spend every day together and talk about their future as cryptozoologists, searching for and understanding monsters and other legendary creatures. One day, Boone shares some of his monster cards with the others in class and they come upon a card with a less-than-positive description of a Sasquatch. When Boone is unsuccessful at apologizing to everyone for the way humans portray sasquatch, he is left with no other choice than to run away from school. Worried about Boone, Hugo follows him out of the classroom, and the two of them then find themselves in a situation that can prove to all the other squidges that when a sasquatch and a human work together, they can solve anything. Potter has once again penned a winner with this sequel to Big Foot and Little Foot. She includes just the right amount of adventure and excitement to keep children engaged and wanting to know what happens next. Her characters are believable and enchanting. The illustrations are simple but illuminating. VERDICT A successful installment in a delightful series about friendship and embracing differences in others.-Davia Schmidt, Queens Public Library, NY © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Any aspiring cryptozoologist would love to have a Sasquatch for a best friend, but Boone is luckier than most because he actually does. Gentle, hairy Hugo and Boone first met in Big Foot and Little Foot (2018), and their second adventure gets going after Hugo explores an unoccupied section of Widdershins Cavern. Guided by his new monster detector the watchlike gadget earned by collecting Mad Marvin's Monster Cards he finds evidence of the Green Whistler, a dreadful creature of legend. Alarming as that is, it's pushed from Hugo's mind when Boone shows up at Squidge School, asking to join Hugo's class. Funny misunderstandings ensue, but one takes a more serious turn when Hugo doesn't stick up for Boone. At that moment, however, Hugo's monster detector goes off, followed by a flash of green fur in the hall, and the two amateur cryptozoologists dash after it, mending their friendship as they go. This satisfying sequel is as relatable as the first, touching on childhood obsessions, worries, and thrills. A fun romp with valuable lessons in friendship and forgiveness.--Julia Smith Copyright 2018 Booklist