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Book Review and Giveaway: Mr. Biggs in the City. Ends Nov 4th

Mr. Biggs is a very curious Sasquatch who has huge feet and an even bigger heart. One day, when he climbs to the tippy top of the tallest tree in all of the forest, he spots a city.

My Review: Mr. Biggs in the City by Kevin Bloomfield took me back to the TV series Harry and the Hendersons. The Hendersons owned an unusual pet; a real live Sasquatch named Harry.

Mr. Biggs lives in a cozy little cave in the middle of the forest. He likes to climb trees and take a look at what is going on in the city. Then one day he decided it will be fun to visit the city.

The story is hilarious with wacky illustrations that will keep kids laughing as Mr. Biggs tries to fit in by trying to ride a bike, trying to be a tough policeman, tried to be a rock star playing an electric guitar, he even tried jogging through the park, but he wasn’t having any fun. Mr. Biggs later found out that although he didn’t find fun with the different activates he did, he found fun in the company of children. 

So instead of trying to fit in with your environment, schools or anywhere else and be miserable it is okay to just be yourself. I highly recommend this book for the home and classroom reading.

Age: 4 – 8

Pages: 32

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

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This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY – Author is giving away 2 signed copies.

There will be 2 winners. Giveaway Ends November 4th.

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October 20, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , ,


  1. wow, this looks so entertaining for little ones! The illustrations are adorable! what a good idea in finding what really makes you happy!

    Comment by lisa | October 20, 2011 | Reply

  2. I also watched Harry and the Hendersons hilarious. My kids whom are grown now loved the show. We of course had a copy of the movie they had to watch over and over. Kevin’s book no doubt will be enjoyed by both adults and children. Adults because it will bring back memories of Harry and the Hendersons. Thanks for review It was very entertaining. Can’t wait to read the book to the Grandkids. I have a little library in my home just for the grandkids.

    Left this comment on the interview with Kevin.
    It sounds like your girls have a big part in creating your books. I have fourteen grandchildren so I know what an infuluence they can have on our behavior and actions. Wait isn’t that suppose to be the other way around?
    Did your sticking out like a sore thumb in China because of your size have anything to do with creation of Mr.Biggs? Adults have a way of wanting to make ourselves and our children to fit into the mold of society. So this book will be a good lesson for parents and children alike to just be who you are. Break the mold!

    Comment by It's Time To Read Mamaw | October 21, 2011 | Reply

  3. My 3 grandkids love Harry & the Hendersons and I’m sure they would love Mr Biggs!
    He isn’t a scary giant creature but an overstuffed teddy bear curious about the world.
    tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

    Comment by Teresa Young | October 21, 2011 | Reply

  4. Mr. Biggs is so cute and the adventures are adorable! I think this would be a good read for my daughter. She wears glasses and that makes her different in her eyes so maybe she could relate a little.

    Comment by Larissa | October 22, 2011 | Reply

  5. I like that he is true to himself — such a good message for kids (and everyone!)

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | October 23, 2011 | Reply

  6. The illustrations in this book look like so much fun, of course always a great way to pull a child in to a story, and I love books that encourage children to be themselves and be what fits them best and sometimes that takes trying on a couple different “hats”
    heididaily at gmail dot com

    Comment by Heidi Daily | October 24, 2011 | Reply

  7. I had forgottten all about Harry and the Hendersons. My son just loves monsters of all kind and looking over my shoulder was “Mr. Biggs? He looks like Bigfoot.” So of course we’re entering! I love the message of just being yourself. We need it in a world where everyone tries so hard to fit in.

    Words by Webb — KidLit reviews every Thursday!

    Comment by Jodi Webb | October 24, 2011 | Reply

  8. What a great way for children to explore what a big city is like! My 5 year old grandson lives in a small rural community so this would be a wonderful way for him to see what a big city is all about…thanks for the chance!


    Comment by Ruthie B | October 31, 2011 | Reply

  9. This looks super cute. As a New Yorker, I love the concept!

    Comment by Kassie | October 31, 2011 | Reply

  10. I would love this book for my daughter. She is obsessed with Sasquatch and Big Foot.

    Comment by Amy W. | November 3, 2011 | Reply

  11. i would love this book for my son

    Comment by Amanda Hoffman | November 3, 2011 | Reply

  12. This looks like an adorable little story book for kids. My kids would all love it. I esp love the pictures, how cute!

    Comment by Donna Marie | November 3, 2011 | Reply

  13. I find the book’s message of being yourself to be very appealing.

    Comment by Lily Kwan | November 4, 2011 | Reply

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