Book one in a new early-chapter-book series with lots of heart. Hugo the Sasquatch accidentally reveals himself to human Boone, and the two soon embark on a buddy adventure and learn about each other's very different worlds. Accompanied by charming illustrations by Felicita Sala. Can't wait for book two!
Hugo is a young Sasquatch who longs for adventure. Boone is young boy who longs to see a Sasquatch. When their worlds collide, they become the unlikeliest pair of best friends.
At the Academy for Curious Squidges, Hugo learns all manner of Sneaking—after all, the most important part of being a Sasquatch is staying hidden from humans. But Hugo dreams of roaming free in the Big Wide World rather than staying cooped up in caves. When he has an unexpected run-in with a young human boy, Hugo seizes the opportunity for a grand adventure. Soon, the two team up to search high and low for mythical beasts, like Ogopogos and Snoot-Nosed Gints. Through discovering these new creatures, together, Big Foot and Little Foot explore the ins and outs of each other’s very different worlds but learn that, deep down, maybe they’re not so different after all.
About the Author
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. Visit her at ellenpotter.com.
Felicita Sala is an Australian-born illustrator of many books for children, including Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament, My Father Is a Polar Bear,and I Don’t Draw, I Color! Felicita lives in Rome. Visit her at felicitasala.com.
**STARRED REVIEW** "Potter gives her amusing and adventurous plot just the right amount of detail to bring it to life, as do Sala’s simple line drawings. This warmhearted new series, particularly suited for reluctant readers or chapter-book newbies, promises more laughs and exploits from the entertainingly paired Hugo and Boone."
"Young readers will enjoy this story of an unlikely friendship and may especially like the Sasquatch characters and setting, which are impressively well developed. The gentle humor throughout is sure to entertain. Sala’s charming illustrations only add to the appeal. VERDICT Established chapter book author Potter delivers another winner with this series opener."
— School Library Journal
"Potter keeps the third-person narrative tightly focused on Hugo's perspective, and the details she uses to flesh out the Sasquatch world are delightfully playful . . . A charming friendship story and great setup for future books."
— Kirkus Reviews
"The easy-to-follow plot is engaging, humorous, and sweet."