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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: L Lexile measure: AD530L
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Larf
By (author): Ashley Spires Illustrated by: Ashley Spires
9781554537013 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Other Apr 01, 2012
$18.95 CAD
Active 8.5 x 11 x 0.44 in 32 pages Kids Can Press
 
Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association 2013, Short-listed Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2012, Winner Best Bets, Picture Books, Ontario Library Association 2012, Commended Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award 2013, Short-listed Treasure State Award, Montana University 2014, Short-listed Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award, The Washington Library Media Association 2014, Short-listed Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee 2013, Winner Shining Willow Award, The Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award 2014, Short-listed
No one believes Larf exists, and he likes it that way. Larf, you see, is a sasquatch, the only sasquatch in the world (or so it seems). He has a very pleasant, and very private, life in the woods, where on any given day he might be found jogging, gardening or walking Eric, his pet bunny. But everything changes one morning when Larf discovers that another sasquatch is scheduled to make an appearance in the nearby city of Hunderfitz. What?! That must mean he's not the only sasquatch in the world! Excited by the prospect of having a friend to share hair grooming tips with (and let's face it, teeter-tottering alone is no fun), Larf disguises himself as a city slicker and heads for Hunderfitz --- where he's in for a couple enormous surprises. Ashley Spires once again shows her chops for creating irresistible, quirky characters and laugh-aloud stories and illustrations. Readers with little feet and big feet will fall head over heels for Larf.

Ashley Spires grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the supposed stomping grounds of Bigfoot. She is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children, including Small Saul and the Adventures of Binky the Space Cat. She was the recipient of the 2011 Silver Birch Express Award and the 2011 Hackmatack Award for Binky the Space Cat and was shortlisted for a Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award and an Eisner Award for Binky Under Pressure. Ashley currently lives in British Columbia.

Ashley Spires grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the supposed stomping grounds of Bigfoot. She is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children, including Small Saul and the Adventures of Binky the Space Cat. She was the recipient of the 2011 Silver Birch Express Award and the 2011 Hackmatack Award for Binky the Space Cat and was shortlisted for a Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award and an Eisner Award for Binky Under Pressure. Ashley currently lives in British Columbia.

... a doozy of a picture book ... big, bold pages will be enjoyed by big groups and independent readers alike.—Booklist, Starred Review

The story has humor and sweetness ... Larf is sure to draw laughs.—School Library Journal

Humor has always been a strong suit for Spires, and her drily funny storytelling will entertain children, older siblings, and adults alike.—Publisher's Weekly

... funny and comforting.—The Toronto Star

... a story that exudes its own dry warmth.—Kirkus Reviews

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