Larf

by Spires, Ashley, 1978-

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 13 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Juvenile Easy E SPIRES
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* World, meet Larf. The seven-foot-tall, bunny-owning, red-scarf-wearing, ultrahairy Sasquatch lives in happy isolation in the woods, and though he's been spotted a few times, his cover's never been blown because people rarely believe in anything new and strange. So what could the notice in the paper about a Sasquatch making an appearance in town be all about? Larf dons a cunning disguise (beard, beret, and blue jeans) and heads off to investigate in hopes that he might just find someone else like him, a friend with whom to teeter-totter or muse about the burdens of being a beast. It turns out to be a sham a guy in a flimsy suit but in the end, Larf meets a real-life second Sasquatch (a girl, no less!), who's also there in disguise to see what all the fuss is about. Spires, creator of the ever-fun graphic novels starring Binky the Space Cat, offers a doozy of a picture book here. Her cartoony sensibility and big, bold pages will be enjoyed by large groups and independent readers alike. The nicely timed giggles and aww-cute critters will bring plenty of smiles, and if kids learn a bit about independence and making friends, all the better.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Spires's characters tend to have uneasy relationships with both themselves and their environments-from Binky the Space Cat, an adventuring feline who doesn't leave his house, to Small Saul, a gentle pirate among ruffians. Larf fits right in with that crew, a gentle worrywart of a sasquatch who loves his peaceful, out-of-the-way life in the woods. But when he reads that a sasquatch will be appearing in nearby Hunderfitz, he realizes that his life could change for the better with a friend ("He could share hair grooming tips. And his witty commentary on cheesy movies would no longer go to waste"). Things don't go as planned, but Larf still ends up with a chance at a furry friendship. Humor has always been a strong suit for Spires, and her drily funny storytelling ("Suddenly, Lark spots the other sasquatch! But something doesn't seem quite right. Why are its eyeballs not moving? Is that a zipper down its belly?") and drolly detailed illustrations (such as the beret and fake beard that constitute Larf's "disguise") will entertain children, older siblings, and adults alike. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Sasquatch -- Juvenile fiction.
Sasquatch -- Fiction.
Publisher Toronto :Kids Can Press,2012
Audience For ages 3-7.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781554537013
1554537010
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