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Little Bigfoot Offers 6 Great Kids' Books for Holiday Gifts

Local children’s book publisher Little Bigfoot shares their holiday gift suggestions for your little book lover.

Local children’s book publisher Little Bigfoot (of Sasquatch Books) publishes books for the younger set. We asked them to share their suggestions for holiday giving with Seattle’s Child. Here is their list of the books, from their own collection, to consider giving to your little book lover this holiday season.

For the graphic novel/comic book lover: Where’s Halmoni? by Seattle author Julie Kim is a delightful picture book that follows a young Korean girl and boy as they search for their missing grandmother by following animal tracks through an unfamiliar, fantastical world. The graphic-novel-style story leads the kids into a world inspired by Korean folklore, including mischievous goblins (dokkebi), a greedy tiger, a clever rabbit and a wily fox.

 For those looking for a laugh: Chibi Samurai Wants a Pet by author and illustrator Sanae Ishida shares the story of Chibi Samurai as he searches for a companion just like Little Kunoichi’s pet ninja bunny. This second addition to the LIttle Kunoichi series explores the many possibilities from Japanese culture — both real and mythical — and details how each creature might make the ideal pet. Little Kunoichi and her pet bunny cheer on Chibi Samurai as he searches high and low for his ideal companion.

For the little adventurer: Curious Kids Nature Guide by Fiona Cohen includes more than 100 full-color, scientifically accurate illustrations and fun facts to inspire kids to discover the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. This nature guide is organized by habitat — forest, beach, fresh water, backyards and urban parks — and shares ecological lessons along with natural phenomena of our region. Budding nature enthusiasts will love this guide to exploring their natural world.

For the Seattle lover: Seattle ABC from Seattle author and illustrator John Skewes, the perfect companion to Larry Gets Lost in Seattle, follows Larry the pup and his owner and best friend Pete on an alphabetical journey through Seattle. They hit up all the Seattle stops from A (Seattle Aquarium) to Z (Woodland Park Zoo). Kiddos will have a blast seeing city sights as they learn their ABCs.

For the coloring book enthusiast: Drawn to Color, edited by Ben Clanton, features original artwork from more than 20 children’s book illustrators. This unique, Pacific Northwest-themed coloring book offers 50-plus pages for coloring. Coloring book lovers will find subjects ranging from the Space Needle to otters, wolves, sea serpents and even UFOs. This coloring book will appeal to both little ones and adults.

For the nature lover: If I Were a Whale, written by Shelley Gill and illustrated by Erik Brooks, is a colorful, rhyming board book featuring the whales of the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Toddlers will squeal with delight over the beautifully illustrated whales shown swimming in the deep blue sea. Parents will love sharing the simple whale facts, along with the whale artwork.