By Suzanne Selfors
From the back cover
When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he’s certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather’s car brings home what looks like… a baby dragon?
Amazed, Ben enlists the help of Pearl Petal, a local girl with an eye for adventure. They take the wounded dragon to the only veterinarian’s office in town — Dr. Woo’s Worm Hospital. But as Ben and Pearl discover once they are inside, Dr. Woo’s isn’t a worm hospital at all — it’s actually a secret hospital for imaginary creatures.
After Ben accidentally leaves the hospital’s front door unlocked, a rather large, rather stinky, and very hairy beast escapes into Buttonville. Ben and Pearl are tasked with retrieving the runaway creature, and what started out as an ordinary summer becomes the story of a lifetime.
Suzanne Selfors delivers a wild journey filled with mythical creatures and zany adventures that are anything but imaginary.
This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in The Sasquatch Escape. These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!
In a gist…
The Sasquatch Escape is a very fun book to read. The author takes the reader to a whole different world where the impossible is all too possible. The lead characters, Ben and Pearl, are mostly well-behaved, and well-mannered. The storyline is very interesting throughout and keeps the reader’s imagination going. I like how the book ends with a few pages of activities for the budding artist, scientist, and author. Overall, it’s a book worth owning.
Degradation of Family/ Islamic Values
Ben Silverstein’s parents are going through a difficult time in their relationship and therefore send him to stay with his grandfather for the summer while they work on their “problems”.
I recommend this book to 3rd-5th grade children to read at home or at Islamic schools. The activities at the back of the book are very stimulating in different aspects and immensely educational.