Published by Amulet Books
Summary: Hugo lives with his Sasquatch family and friends in the North Woods. He’s curious about the outside world, especially humans, and one day he sends a toy boat into a stream to have an adventure. When the boat returns with a plastic human figure inside, Hugo can’t resist replacing it with a tiny wooden Sasquatch and sending it back out again. Before long, he and human boy Boone are exchanging notes. Finally, against all the Sasquatch rules, Hugo goes in search of Boone, and the two become friends. Sworn to secrecy, Boone comes back and meets Hugo’s Sasquatch community. Their adventures will continue in book 2, due out in September. 144 pages; grades 2-4.
Pros: Beginning chapter book readers will love Hugo, Boone, and the rest of the Sasquatches. Hugo faces some pretty typical 8- or 9-year-old problems, often with a lot of humor, and there are plenty of illustrations to help those just transitioning to longer books.
Cons: It’s hard for me to believe Boone won’t ever tell anyone about his Sasquatch sighting.