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The monster detector
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Hugo, a young sasquatch, and his friend Gigi use a Monster Detector to find a Green Whistler, but when Hugo's human friend, Boone, joins in, surprises are in store.
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120 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Amulet Books,
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New York : Amulet Books, 2018.

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33607003399311 New Juvenile Fiction POTTER

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Hugo is a young Sasquatch. Boone is a young boy. After an unlikely encounter, they've become an even unlikelier pair of best friends. After saving up his Monster Card wrappers, Hugo sends away for a special prize in the mail--a Monster Detector! Using the watchlike device, Hugo quickly spots a monster right in his own cavern. Spooked, but still excited about his prize, Hugo heads to school and finds yet another surprise--his friend Boone! Boone announces he wants to go to Sasquatch school, but no human has ever gone before, and not everyone is as happy about it as Hugo. Boone's first day of school gets off to a rocky start, but Hugo doesn't have much time to worry before he makes another monster sighting and takes off after the creature. What follows are even more surprises, ones that have Hugo rethinking what it really means to be a "monster."

Author Notes

Ellen Potter is the award-winning author of many books for children, including the Olivia Kidney series, Slob, The Kneebone Boy, and most recently, the Piper Green series. She lives in Maine. Felicita Sala is a self-taught illustrator and lives in Rome.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Hugo and Boone are back. Hugo, Boone's best friend (who also happens to be a sasquatch), attends the Academy for Curious Squidges. He is pleasantly surprised, as are all the other young sasquatch, when Boone joins their class. This move gives Boone and Hugo an opportunity to spend every day together and talk about their future as cryptozoologists, searching for and understanding monsters and other legendary creatures. One day, Boone shares some of his monster cards with the others in class and they come upon a card with a less-than-positive description of a Sasquatch. When Boone is unsuccessful at apologizing to everyone for the way humans portray sasquatch, he is left with no other choice than to run away from school. Worried about Boone, Hugo follows him out of the classroom, and the two of them then find themselves in a situation that can prove to all the other squidges that when a sasquatch and a human work together, they can solve anything. Potter has once again penned a winner with this sequel to Big Foot and Little Foot. She includes just the right amount of adventure and excitement to keep children engaged and wanting to know what happens next. Her characters are believable and enchanting. The illustrations are simple but illuminating. VERDICT A successful installment in a delightful series about friendship and embracing differences in others.-Davia Schmidt, Queens Public Library, NY © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.