Bound To Stay Bound

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 Art of getting noticed (Bigfoot And Nessie)
 Author: Campbell, Chelsea M.

 Publisher:  Penguin Workshop (2023)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 62 p., col. ill., 22 cm

 BTSB No: 184820 ISBN: 9780593385722
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Sasquatch -- Fiction
 Loch Ness monster -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction
 Graphic novels

Price: $19.08

An unlikely pair of cryptids--one a Bigfoot whose failure to get himself photographed disappoints his family, and the other a Loch Ness Monster, who seems unable to escape the spotlight wherever she goes--meet up and find friendship, creativity, and just the right amount of attention. In graphic novel format.

 Illustrator: Knetzger, Laura

   Kirkus Reviews (12/01/22)
   School Library Journal (00/02/23)
   Booklist (09/15/23)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/15/2023 Bigfoot the Third comes from a long line of Sasquatches in the Littletoe Family who are fabulous at being spotted and captured on camera, but he’s helpless at it, bungling one attempt after another at photobombing strangers. He soon finds friendship and comfort in Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster who has gone incognito and is hiding from paparazzi. She helps him figure out what he—not his family—wants to do, and together they learn hat getting noticed can be overrated. The discussion about standing out versus blending in is overt and intentional, and it’s charming to view the topic of popularity and fame through the lens of iconic cryptids trying their hand at scrapbooking, chalk drawing, scuba diving, and topiary design. While there’s a bit of bumpiness to the flow of the panels at times, the artwork is creative and pleasingly colored, with a distinct Ewok-like appeal to the Littletoes and a winning levity from a land-dwelling plesiosaur in an Audrey Hepburn headscarf, and there’s thoughtful diversity included in the human characters represented. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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