Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bigfoot Reads

Bigfoot Reads is a really fun site. I would love to tell you the person or people who write this blog, but there seems to be no indication of who writes it! I wish I knew because I would like to personally thank whoever created this blog. It's very engaging and accessible for a large audience and it encourages children and teenagers to read books. You can visit the website here: http://bigfoot-reads.blogspot.ca/

Other than having an unknown author (or authors) Bigfoot Reads is different from other blogs because it is written from the viewpoint of Bigfoot and his lively friends. It's true, I don't actually know that Bigfoot didn't write this blog. Actually, maybe this is factual proof that he does exist! Besides Bigfoot there is the Cryptids: Mozant the Alien (and his hamster lab assistant, Mortimer), Penny C. Monster (Loch Ness Monster), Norman the Half Invisible Turtle, Beverly the Other Half Invisible Turtle, Briar the Psychic Beagle. Also Lenny, Oliver, and Violet the Paranormal Puppies play a role in this blog.

There are lots of great things about this blog. If you visit now the first post you see might be the weekly writing prompts. In these Bigfoot encourages his readers to write for three minutes about different subjects. If you choose to do these, and share them with him, then you could be entered to win a prize pack (for either children or teens). 

Tuesdays Mozant interviews an author or Cryptid. These interviews always come from the point of view of an Alien. This makes for some very fun, and funny interviews. Bigfoot does his part in these by taking the photo of those interviewed. These photos seem oddly familiar, hrm.

There are plenty of book reviews on this blog, and sometimes even discussions among the Cryptids about different books. The excerpts from the books are great, and include anything from Haikus to craft projects. The actual reviews of the books are quite humorous. Here's an example: 

"Here is a list of who will like this book:
Boys.

Girls.

Amoebas."

There are some cute comics on this blog and I hope there are a lot more to come. I think this is a great resource to get young people into books. It's funny and witty... not to be missed! It's also great for writers who are interested in creative ways to speak to their audience. I hope you check it out and don't forget to follow the Cryptids on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigfootReads

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for all the nice things you wrote about our blog! We had to laugh at the idea that we're writing under pen names. What you see is what you get. We're just a group of humble cryptids who love to read.

    Good luck fighting the Procrastination Dragon. I've never met him, but I've heard he's easily distracted by blueberry waffles.

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