Academic journal article Language Arts

Bigfoot Is Missing!

Academic journal article Language Arts

Bigfoot Is Missing!

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Bigfoot Is Missing! Written by J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt Illustrated by MinaLima Chronicle, 2015, unpaged, ISBN 978-1-4521-1895-6

"CRYPTOZOOLOGY is the study of hidden animals, or those whose real existence has not yet been proven." In Bigfoot Is Missing, past and present Children's Poet Laureates J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt craftan unexpected, edgy, and humorous collection of poems that explore the creatures of lore that lurk in darkness and shadow, sometimes called cryptids. Chupacabra, Kraken, Bigfoot, and the Mongolian Death Worm are among the eighteen beasts that readers may or may not (be careful!) find within this book. Readers will have to look twice as both the poems and the creatures are situated in the most surprising of places. Rather than present a poem and an illustration of each creature, each opening is arranged to appear as though the reader has encountered a different scene: a milk carton ad, a billboard, a Wanted poster, or breaking news on the television. …

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