Buttercup the Bigfoot (Hardcover)
Fall 2020 Kids Indie Next List
“Willa Cathcart Wilmerding is the bravest girl in the world, but even the bravest girl in the world needs a friend. Told with playful prose and illustrated in charming, bright hues, Buttercup the Bigfoot makes for the perfect story time book! Readers will love Willa’s outrageous antics and Buttercup’s gentle support of her new best friend. And, of course, everyone will want to join them and howl at the moon! Aaa-oo-eee-oo-yaaah!”
— Laura Graveline, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX
A fiercely funny picture book from author Douglas Rees and illustrator Isabel Muñoz about the fantastic friendship between a little girl and a creature out of legend.
When Willa Cathcart Wilmerding, the bravest girl in the world, is told she must stop her nightly tradition of howling at the moon, she decides to run away. High in the mountains, she meets Buttercup the Bigfoot, a friend unlike any other!
Willa and Buttercup do everything together. They leap up and down the mountains, soar over mighty crevasses, and make each other crowns of flowers—but their favorite thing to do is climb a high peak and HOWL at the moon.
This playful story of friendship, freedom, and ferocity will have picture book readers eager for a Bigfoot friend of their very own.
About the Author
Douglas Rees is an author and librarian from the San Francisco Bay Area. He is best known for his Uncle Pirate books and Vampire High young adult series.
"Willa’s journey will reassure young readers that goodness and wildness can coexist and that true friends will love you for who you are. Let the howling commence!" —Booklist