Paperback, Picture book
Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2
JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Other
Aug 01, 2014
8.5 x 11 x 0.13 in | 0.31 lb
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.