Big Foot and Little Foot
By Ellen Potter
Illustrated by Felicita Sala
Amulet Books, 2018. Intermediate. 136 p.
and his Sasquatch family live in a system of caves deep beneath the
forest. The first rule for little Sasquatches, or Squidges, is that they
must never be seen by humans. Hugo longs to see the outside world, sail
the ocean, and have adventures, but he knows that he will probably live
his whole life in the village's cavern. Then one day, during stealth
training outside the cave, he happens upon a human boy. This is a gentle
story written in accessible language and featuring child-friendly black
and white illustrations. Potter's message of overcoming prejudice is
timely but not heavy handed. This Rockin' Read would be a great choice
for a child who is planning on spending some time camping this summer
and might enjoy imagining friendly Sasquatch families nearby.