Brockenbrough, Martha. Finding Bigfoot. Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends 2013 150p $14.99 ISBN 978-1-250-04090-9 ms/hs Nonfiction VG-BN
The companion book to the Animal Planet series “Finding Bigfoot”, this book provides the reader with everything you ever wanted to know, and more, about Bigfoot. In a format that is most appealing and engaging, this fun read could convince even the skeptics out there that Bigfoot (or Yeti or Sasquatch) could be real. The text and illustrations (photos and such) follow a “splat!” kind of format. Think in terms of the old Batman shows, where these sudden splashes of colors and words would appear on the TV, and then immediately go back to the story. Well, there is so much going on in this book that it feels very much the same as that old TV show to this reader. “Spotted!” sidebars appear frequently throughout the book, highlighting individual cases of Bigfoot sightings. Then there are the Bigfoot themed recipes, timelines, tables and other evidentiary instances with photos that serve to support the theory of the existence of Bigfoot, from prehistoric cave walls to the present day. In all fairness, the hoaxes and other negative opinions are also presented, making this book appear to have only a limited bias in favor of Bigfoot. There is a great deal of Bigfoot stuff presented here in a fun and engaging book, which ends with lists of further materials, both print and web, and an index. Readers will have a lot of fun with this book which is hopefully the point.
Summary: The companion book to the Animal Planet series “Finding Bigfoot”, this book provides the reader with everything you ever wanted to know, and more, about Bigfoot.
Sasquatch --Lynn Fisher