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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

Suzanne Selfors (Author)
Best-selling author, Suzanne Selfors, feels like a royal on some days and a rebel on others. She's written many books for kids, including the Smells Like Dog series and The Imaginary Veterinary series.
She has two charming children and lives on a magical island kingdom where she hopes it is her destiny to write stories forever after.

Dan Santat (Author)
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets.

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