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The Resource Bigfoot is missing!, by J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt ; illustrated by MinaLima

Bigfoot is missing!, by J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt ; illustrated by MinaLima

Label
Bigfoot is missing!
Title
Bigfoot is missing!
Statement of responsibility
by J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt ; illustrated by MinaLima
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of humorous poems about mythical and legendary beasts
Review
  • Gr 2 – 6 — An entertaining take on a naturally interesting subject, this title pairs comic book-style art with poems on cryptozoology. The term is defined in a blurb on the first page, while the last few pages include a useful description of creatures such as the Beast of Bodmin Moor, the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp, and the Mongolian Death Worm. Not quite concrete poems, these selections integrate text and design with creative results. Though the illustrations vary, all are rendered in graphic style. The Kraken, Gambo, and Lusca are presented as entries circled in red pen from the classified section of the Davy Jones Dispatch: "Free to a Good Home: Baby Luscas (Half Octopus, Half Shark)." Similarly, the poem about the Chupacabra is a marked-up "Wanted" poster, while images of "Moth-Away" spray accompany the poem on the Mothman. Though some selections are more informative than others, all are vivid, dynamic, and fun. VERDICT A great choice, ideal for group sharing and browsers alike.—Heather Talty, formerly at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, New York City --Heather Talty (Reviewed June 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 6, p136)
  • /* Starred Review */ Lewis and Nesbitt, the former and current U.S. Children's Poets Laureate, present a mischievous and slightly edgy introduction to 18 "crypids,” animals "whose real existence has not yet been proven.” Their rhymes take the form of wanted posters, newspaper clippings, posted signs, news broadcasts, and more, brought to bold, graphic life by MinaLima, the British design team of Miraphona Mina and Eduardo Lima. Fittingly, readers never get a good look at any of the creatures—usually just a coiled tail here or a cluster of spikes there. The Congolese Mokÿlé-mbÿmbé peers from behind a newspaper, whose lead story trumpets, "Here at Lake Telé,/ secluded in swamps,/ this missing celebrity/ privately romps.” Elsewhere, a winged creature slinks from a store shelf crowded with cans of "Moth-Away!/ Mothman Spray/ Keeps all ten-foot/ moths at bay.” These brief, playful poems will whet readers' appetites to learn more about bunyips, luscas, and Mongolian death worms. Luckily, endpages supply legends and details about these and other creatures, including where they can—or rather can't—be found. Ages 7–10. Agent: (for Lewis) Ginger Knowlton, Curtis Brown; (for Nesbitt) Jill Corcoran, Jill Corcoran Literary Agency. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed March 2, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 09, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10404480
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, J. Patrick
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Age: 7 - 10
  • Grade: K to Grade 3
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nesbitt, Kenn
  • Minalima Design (Firm)
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True
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  • American poetry
  • Animals, Mythical
  • Monsters
  • Animals, Mythical
Target audience
primary
Label
Bigfoot is missing!, by J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt ; illustrated by MinaLima
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052337503
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781452118956
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013044354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)866252319
Label
Bigfoot is missing!, by J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt ; illustrated by MinaLima
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052337503
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781452118956
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013044354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)866252319

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