Book Review: Bigfoot by David Michael Slater


Mysterious Monsters: Bigfoot

By David Michael Slater

Genre: Early Chapter ages 6-10


About the Book

The Mattigan kids don’t believe in things that go bump in the night. After all, their dad is famous for proving such things are impossible. But, when their long-lost Grandpa Joe shows up with his Mysterious Monsters journal, begging for help, the siblings find themselves drawn into a search for Bigfoot.
Along the way, they’ll have to deal with meddling babysitters, suspicious psychics, a YouTube disaster, and their furious father. To solve this mystery, Maddie, Max, and Theo must rethink what’s possible — and make lots of peanut butter and banana sandwiches. 

Available on Amazon.


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Mysterious Monsters: Bigfoot is a fun book for children. The Mattigans live in an old mansion and their dad is famous for proving there is no such thing as psychics, bigfoot, aliens, and anything else that hasn’t been 100% proven. The children are used to having a sitter now and again while their dad is on assignment.

As soon as their dad leaves this time, his long-lost father shows up. He tells Maddie, Max, and Theo he left when their dad was young to find monsters and prove that they existed. He hasn’t been successful so far but Bigfoot is supposed to be in their forest and he wants them to look for him since he’s in such poor health. Theo runs into the woods to look for Bigfoot and Maddie and Max have to find him before he gets lost. Theo isn’t all they find, though.

Bigfoot is a delightful story with funny illustrations that children will enjoy. The dialogue is great and what fun it is to have a children’s book with a couple of twists.



About the Author

David Michael Slater is an acclaimed author of books for children, teens, and adults. His work for children includes the picture books Cheese Louise!, The Bored Book, and The Boy & the Book, as well as the on-going teen fantasy series, Forbidden Books, which is being developed for film by a former producer of The Lion King. David’s work for adults includes the hilarious comic-drama, Fun & Games, which the New York Journal of Books writes “works brilliantly.” David teaches in Reno, Nevada, where he lives with his wife and son. You can learn more about David and his work at


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