Seeing as I hadn’t read book 1 in the series when offered to review book 2 I assumed that I would be amiss in some of the story. Thankfully the author J. Torres and illustrator Faith Erin Hicks did a great job at summarizing what we needed to do and even added some humor to the way that presented the info. On some frames there is a small text box saying “Refer to book 1,” and that sort of thing.

The story revolves around Rufus. He goes on a family trip to the country to visit Penny with his friend, a squirrel named Sidney. We learn that Rufus is in possession of a sacred totem, when he is wearing it and yells, “Sasquatch,” he becomes a bigfoot creature. With an undertone of an environmental message as well as messages about friendship, not giving up we are left with a bit of a cliff-hanger which will keep the reader wanting more.

The book is an excellent choice for grade school age reluctant readers or kids who are fans of bigfoot mythology or graphic novels.

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