Sasquatch boards the bus, he makes one thing perfectly clear
to driver: he doesn't like to be squished. But as the bus travels
along its route, other passengers get on-like Miss Elephant Shark,
Mr. Octo-Rhino and Miss Whale Goat! Soon senor Sasquatch finds
himself at risk...of being squished!
from book (above)
As the title
suggests, unadulterated silliness is the raison d'etre for this
collaboration between Staake (Look! A Book!) and TV writer and
producer Redeker. (As the title also suggests: this sasquatch
is gonna get squished.) The story begins with the tall, long-limbed
Señor Sasquatch-sharply dressed in a black suit and fedora-climbing
onto a bus piloted by the aptly named Mr. Blobule. "I hope
it doesn't get too crowded," he tells the driver. "I
do not like to get squished!" Sure enough, the bus fills
up with one hybrid creature after another, each stranger than
the last, until the bus explodes with a giant "ka-blooey"
on a four-page foldout spread. Working in his characteristically
exaggerated style, Staake fills the pages with details of urban
life, while focusing on the yellow bus and its unusual passengers.
Redeker's prose consists almost entirely of dialogue ("Of
course you may ride my bus, Miss Loch-Ness-Monster-Space-Alien!"),
as well as the repeated titular refrain, emphasizing that this
is a book to be read aloud. Loudly. Ages 15.
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