Author: Kevin Sherry
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Summary: Blizz Richards' life mission is to protect cryptids from human detection. Cryptids like himself. Blizz is a yeti. Along with his assistants (a goblin and an arctic wolf) Blizz is headed to a family reunion in Canada in hopes of finding his cousin Brian, a bigfoot who has been in hiding since being spotted by a photographer, putting the whole family at risk of discovery.
My opinion: How cool is it to have a kid's book starring cryptids?! Ashely Spires' picture book Larf (the story of an isolated sasquatch, if you're unfamiliar) is already a hit with our young patrons and this book seems like the next logical step for kids beginning to read independently. The plot is pretty simple, making it easy for the youngest readers to understand. Mostly, it is just a lot of fun. The illustrations are cute and silly. The Bigfeet have these really cool, involved, lairs. Each character has a distinctive personality,even the supporting characters. This is a fun start to what should be a pretty cool new series.
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