Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide

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You probably know Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, or the Mothman. (Perhaps not personally, but still.) But did you know there’s a whole world of cryptids that might be out there? For instance, have you heard of the Loveland Frog, the Tsuchinoko, or the Dover Demon? Exactly. Mother Nature has all sorts of tricks up her sleeves, and whether these creatures are real or mythical, they’re bound to excite the imagination.

Let your imagination (or your nightmares) run wild with Cryptid Creatures: A Field Guide. This is a handbook that explores all sorts of cryptid creatures that have been reportedly spotted over the years. Unlike many books about paranormal creatures, this one doesn’t choose sides. Instead it opts to include hoaxes and rediscovered creatures alongside unproven ones. The book even goes so far as to offer a “reality rating” for each creature, employing a scale of one to six stars, running the gamut from “proven as a hoax” to “confirmed as a real creature.”

As fun as the write-ups are for each creature, the real highlight of the book is the drawings that accompany each entry. Drawn in a pencil-sketch style that evokes birdwatchers and other observers, the cryptids come to life in unexpected fashion. (And the sketches of what the artist imagines the younger versions of the cryptids would look like are anime-adorable, with big eyes and softened features.)

Cryptid Creatures is a joyful romp through a world of possibility.


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Author Kelly Milner Halls • Rick Spears, Illustrator
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher Little Bigfoot
Publish Date 2019-09-24
ISBN 9781632172105
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Issue October 2019
Category Humor-Fiction
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