Sunday, September 15, 2013

Spooktacular Sunday: The Sasquatch Escape review


When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he's certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather's cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon?

Amazed, Ben enlists the help of Pearl Petal, a local girl with an eye for adventure. They take the wounded dragon to the only veterinarian's office in town -- Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital. But as Ben and Pearl discover once they are inside, Dr. Woo's isn't a worm hospital at all -- it's actually a secret hospital for imaginary creatures.

After Ben accidentally leaves the hospital's front door unlocked, a rather large, rather stinky, and very hairy beast escapes into Buttonville. Ben and Pearl are tasked with retrieving the runaway creature, and what started out as an ordinary summer becomes the story of a lifetime.

Suzanne Selfors delivers a wild journey filled with mythical creatures and zany adventures that are anything but imaginary.

Jenny's review:

Ben is really bummed, he has to spend the summer with his grandfather in the boring town of Buttonville.  A run down town where he knows the summer will be horrible. That is until unexpectedly he finds a baby dragon in his room. He takes the dragon to Pearl and they set off to find someone that will help. They find Mr. Tabby who runs a hospital for creatures that nobody think really exist. But when Ben accidentally leaves the front door unlocked and the Sasquatch escapes they have a lot more fun then he ever thought he would have.

This is a quirky funny book for anyone who loves creatures. I know that any elementary school readers would love reading this book, I really enjoyed it too! Ben is having a hard time since his parents send him away and tell him that they need to work on their relationship. He is worried about what is going to happen to his parents and is angry that they send him away. I know many kiddos can relate to feeling this way about their families. I think that it is great that kids can see that things can be better then you think and that even when you are worried about your life, you can still find things to feel good about.

I borrowed this from the public library
ISBN: 978-0-316-20934-2

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