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Imaginary Veterinary: The Bigfoot Escape: Book 1

Dan Santat, Suzanne Selfors

3 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 7 years, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

In this irresistible new series, bestselling author Suzanne Selfors takes readers on a wild journey filled with mythical creatures and zany adventures that are anything but imaginary.

When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he's certain it will be the most boring holiday ever. That is, until his grandfather's cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon

Enter Pearl Petal, a local girl with an eye for adventure, who helps Ben take the wounded dragon to the only veterinarian in town - the mysterious Dr Woo. No one knows where Dr Woo came from or why she's moved into the old button factory and renamed it Dr Woo's Worm Hospital. But as Ben and Pearl discover once they are inside, Dr Woo's isn't a worm hospital at all - it's actually a secret hospital for Imaginary Creatures.

After Ben accidentally leaves the hospital's front door unlocked, a rather large, rather stinky, and very hairy beast escapes into Buttonville. Ben and Pearl are tasked with retrieving the runaway creature, and what started out as the most boring holiday ever becomes the story of a lifetime.

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Praise for Imaginary Veterinary: The Bigfoot Escape: Book 1

  • Selfors kicks off her Imaginary Veterinary series with a solid, entertaining opener. Ben and Pearl are Everykids that readers will relate to, and the adults of Buttonville are often delightfully weird and clueless . . . More hijinks-filled adventure than mystery, this is sure to win an audience. - Kirkus

  • An entertaining story that will pique readers' interest from the first dragon sighting . . . Santat's characteristically dynamic illustrations complement a story that will have readers eager for the next book in the Imaginary Veterinary series. - Publishers Weekly

  • The best books are those in which imaginary creatures leap off the page and into our world-just one of the reasons why this book is a ton of fun. I can't wait for more adventures! - Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers

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Dan Santat

Rhett Miller is a singer-songwriter known for fronting the popular rock band Old 97's. Between projects with the Old 97's Miller has released six solo albums, most recently 2015's The Traveler. In addition to his songwriting, Miller has branched out to write fiction and nonfiction. He has authored short stories, essays and articles that have been featured in Rolling Stone, Bookforum, Sports Illustrated, McSweeny's, The Atlantic and Salon. When not on tour Rhett Miller resides in New Paltz, New York with his wife and two children.

Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We There Yet?, and After the Fall as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

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