Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Don't Squish the Sasquatch!

From the Publisher: When Senor Sasquatch boards the bus, he makes one thing perfectly clear to driver: he doesn't like to be squished. But as the bus travels along its route, other passengers get on--like Miss Elephant Shark, Mr. Octo-Rhino and Miss Whale Goat! Soon senor Sasquatch finds himself at risk...of being squished!


From Booklist, July, 2012: 
"This one doesn’t make a lick of sense—and it’s all the better for it. SeƱor Sasquatch is the first monster aboard Mr. Blobule’s bus. “I hope it doesn’t get too crowded,” Sasquatch says. “I do not like to get squished!” That’s rather unfortunate, considering the five enormous monsters that get on at the next five stops, including such gargantuan guests as Miss Elephant Shark, Mr. Goat-Whale, and Miss Loch-Ness-Monster-Space-Alien. Thus, Redeker’s read-aloud pattern is set: a monster gets on; the bus driver shouts, “DON’T SQUISH THE SASQUATCH!!!”; rinse; and repeat. Staake’s bright digital illustrations keep everything slanted and off-kilter, though even the absurd art can’t prepare readers for the head-scratching finale. Sasquatch gets squished, the bus explodes (in a four-page foldout), and then each monster must smooch Sasquatch back to life. Well, whatever; it’s all goofy good fun. Until the group hug that ends the celebration—what did we say about being squished?"

Watch out where you sit on the bus!!  :)

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