June 19, 2014

Book Review: Patty A Sasquatch Story, Written by Michael Mayes with Illustrations by Robert Swain.

Cover of "Patty a Sasquatch Story
Written by Michael Mayes
Illustrations by Robert Swain

I don’t write book reviews often; in fact I think I have done two. The book I am reviewing in this article is so special I had to bring it to the attention of everyone.

Patty A Sasquatch Story

A children’s book written by Michael Mayes and Illustrated by Robert Swain.

While I say this is a children’s book, this is the kind of book a parent can read with their child, and learn some pretty interesting information themselves. This I will talk about in a bit.

Patty A Sasquatch Story is the “ugly duckling” story – updated with a Bigfoot theme. Pretty smart and something I haven’t seen done before. What’s even more interesting is how Michael has woven information about a specific historical account, to not just tell a story, but to teach children a little about the Patterson/Gimlin film.

In the back of the book is a section called, “The Sasquatch Insider” which is a kind of reference guide to words, names and other things, Bigfoot related that are discussed within the book itself. This portion of the book is worth the time all by itself.

I thought this book was wonderful. Not only did Michael find a new and interesting way to tell one of the sweetest stories, but he found a way of doing it, while teaching children some very interesting information.  I did have a little trouble reading some pages, dark print on dark pages, but that is a minor issue when you take in the totality of the book and the positive information and lesson it teaches children.

Robert Swain did a fantastic job on the illustrations – which are worthy of purchasing – I hope he sells prints.

To be honest, we need more books like this with stories that teach children about this topic, without scaring the bejezzus out of them.

So kudos to Michael and Robert!! It is my sincere hope this is the first in a long line of books geared toward children with a positive message about the topic of Bigfoot. 

If you are interested in purchasing this book here are few links: 

Back cover of: Patty A Sasquatch Story

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Post a Comment