Kid’s Book Review: Big Foot Mountain

Kid’s Book Review: Big Foot Mountain

About the Book and Author

In this touching story readers will be left wondering if Big Foot is a real character or a make-believe friend who Minnie imagined to combat her loneliness as she grieves for her mother … you decide!

It will appeal to fans of Stig of the Dump by Clive King and King of the Cloud Forests by Michael Morpurgo.

Thanks to Firefly Press for sending us a copy for Edward to enjoy reading. Please scroll down to read an 11-year old’s verdict.

Big Foot Mountain cover
Roderick O'Grady author

Roderick O’Grady is an actor who has worked in London and New York.
His stage play, ‘A Foolish Fancy – How not to Get Ahead in the Theatre’ was a Time Out critic’s choice on the London Fringe.

He has voiced the audiobook for Bigfoot Mountain which is his first children’s book.

Book Review

If you like books about mythical creatures, nature and the environment, this is a book you will really enjoy

Minnie is a young girl, living in the forest in the USA, surrounded by nature. She lives with her dad, but her mum died recently and that makes her very sad.

One day, on a hike with her dad, Minnie starts seeing signs of a Bigfoot, or Sasquatch – scattered fruit on the ground, a massive footprint and trees broken into strange shapes. Her dad doesn’t believe it could be a Bigfoot though.

I think this book is very good because of the way it splits the story between Minnie and a young male Bigfoot.

The story gets really interesting when it is from the Bigfoot point of view and we see how linked to nature and the environment they are. They see humans with the same sort of perspective humans see them and are very wary of them.

The Bigfoot story takes off when the young girl has an accident and the Bigfoot has to step in to save her and their worlds collide.

If you like books about mythical creatures, nature and the environment, this is a book you will really enjoy.


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Reviewer Profile

Young Reviewer Ted
  • Name: Edward
  • Age: 11 years
  • Likes: reading, amphibians and body-boarding
  • Dislikes: peas and going to bed early
  • Favourite Book: Beast Quest by Adam Blade
  • Favourite Film: Venom
  • Favourite Song: Bubbles by Tokyo Machine