Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Don't Squish the Sasquatch!

Don't Squish the Sasquatch!
Written by Kent Redeker
Illustrated by Bob Staake
Disney/Hyperion Books, c2012. Unpaged picture book.

Sasquatch is a very handsomely-dressed creature riding the public bus. He requests of the driver, Mr. Blobule, to please make sure the bus doesn't get too crowded, because he does not like to be squished. A variety of interesting passengers board along the route, including Miss Elephant Shark, Mr. Octo-Rhino, and more. The bus driver repeatedly warns them to not squish the Sasquatch. When overcrowding on the bus leads to the inevitable squishing, the animals decide they must SMOOCH the Sasquatch to make him feel better! This picture book is silly and imaginative. Redeker's story is a fun read aloud for young ones, and is enhanced by Staake's quirky, lively illustrations.

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