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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  414 ratings  ·  101 reviews
No one believes Larf exists, and he likes it that way. Larf, you see, is a sasquatch, the only sasquatch in the world (or so it seems). He has a very pleasant, and very private, life in the woods, where on any given day he might be found jogging, gardening or walking Eric, his pet bunny. But everything changes one morning when Larf discovers that another sasquatch is sched ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Kids Can Press
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Lisa Vegan
Aug 18, 2012 Lisa Vegan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: vegetarian and vegan kids, etc.
I love the artwork description at the beginning of the book: “The artwork in this book was rendered in vegetable-based watercolor, biodegradable ink, recycled paper collage, and a dollop of organic Sasquatch Detangler and Conditioning Shampoo. This book is vegetarian, vegan and sasquatch friendly.”

Yay! Sasquatches are apparently vegetarian.

This story and its pictures are very cute and clever. However, except for maybe some vegan and vegetarian kids who want to read books about other veg*n creatu
Mar 31, 2012 John rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
The best part is the author's note about the medium used to create Larf. "The artwork in this book was rendered in vegetable-based watercolor, biodegradable ink, recycled paper collage and a dollop of Organic Sasquatch Detangler and Conditioning Shampoo. This book is vegetarian, vegan, and sasquatch friendly."
I love Sasquatch stories and I love Ashely Spires’ books (she is the author of Binky the Space Cat!) so this is a great combination. Larf likes his quiet life with only his pet bunny for companionship, yet when he sees an article claiming a sasquatch is going to make an appearance in a nearby city he can't resist going to check it out. My favorite picture is Larf in his "human" camouflage, with the bunny in a baby bjorn strapped to his chest. Would be great to share with a kindergarten or 1st gr ...more
Sharon Tyler
Larf, written and illustrated by Ashley Spires, is a fun picturebook about a lonely Sasquatch named Larf. He spends his days with his pet bunny Eric, and is content hiding from people. He is pretty good at hiding, although he has almost been caught a few times. One day he reads the paper to find that a Sasquatch is scheduled to make a public appearance in town. He knows that he has not agreed to make such an appearance, since it is scheduled for his laundry day, but he wonders if this might be h ...more
Larf is a Sasquatch that lives with his bunny. They are very good at living all alone because Larf is shy and doesn’t like the thought of people coming to look at a Sasquatch. Especially since he is the only Sasquatch. He likes the quiet of his woods and the calm life that they lead.

One day Larf reads that a Sasquatch is going to make an appearance in a nearby city. Larf is conflicted about wanting to go and see. He wonders what it would be like to meet another Sasquatch. He thinks it would be
By Ashley Spires
Published by Kids Can Press
Copyright © 2012

I have always had an affinity for the Sasquatch legend. I will freely admit that there is a little part of me that believes that Sasquatch is out there. But even if they aren’t, to believe in them is to retain that sense of unexplainable wonderment in the natural world. So when I saw “Larf,” by Ashley Spires, in our latest children’s book order I knew I had to read it.

The story of Larf is cute. As much as I hate the word “cute” there
Hairy and seven feet high, Larf, a Sasquatch, enjoys his solitary life spent quietly in the woods with his bunny friend. He has the sneaking suspicion that if anyone ever spots him, it will bring unwanted attention and change his life. When he happens to read about a personal appearance by a Sasquatch, he decides to see if there is someone else out there just like him. The ending is sweet, allowing the vegetarian Larf to find new possibilities while also allowing him to remain true to his own na ...more
Aug 04, 2014 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: 2014, childrens, pets, canada
This is a touching tale about being connected and finding someone with whom you have shared interests and things in common. The story features a sweet, vegetarian Sasquatch named Larf who lives a quiet life in the woods with his bunny, Eric. It's a solitary life, but then again, he thinks he's the only one. Or is he?

The narrative is short and entertaining to read aloud and the ink and watercolor (vegetable-based, biodegradable, vegetarian, vegan, and Sasquatch friendly) illustrations are colorf
Jen V
Maybe being a vegan makes me a little more sentimental about this book...but I really do think the story is sweet. Larf reminds me of so many of the shy characters in books who would rather just keep to themselves. He finally finds the courage to go out and try to meet someone like himself. He's very brave.
Larf is a vegetarian Sasquatch who lives a solitary, but pleasant life in the woods. When he hears about the appearance of another Sasquatch, Larf sets out to find him (or her).
Stacy Fetters
Larf is a red scarf wearing vegetarian Sasquatch with a pet bunny named Eric. He does normal everyday Sasquatch things and is one of a kind. Until he sees an ad about another town having a Bigfoot appear. He takes the bus to meet this familiar.
Turns out, it was a fake and he heads home. While waiting for the bus, a girl Bigfoot strikes up a conversation with Larf. ;)
*queue the porno music*

Well now I know what a Bigfoot in a dress looks like.

I so wanted to love this book and sadly I didn't. Th
Mary Lee
Larf is a vegetarian sasquatch. He thinks he's the only one...
A vegetarian, jogging, pet-owning, very routine-centered Sasquatch named Larf enjoys his solitary life. The very idea of publicity makes him sweat. But then he hears of an appearance of another Sasquatch in another town. That's funny, he thinks. He believed he was the only Sasquatch around.

When Larf arrives in the other town he finds that the other "Sasquatch" is just a man in a suit. Disappointed, but somewhat relieved Lark sits to wait for the bus. And then he meets Shurl. A female, vegetarian
This is an interesting book. The illustrations and book itself were all created with vegetarian/vegan materials. Vegetarianism is mentioned many times throughout the book and is made much of, since Lard is himself vegetarian. however its never explained why Larf is a vegetarian or what exactly that means. There doesn't seem to be a purpose to mentioning Larf's diet at all. For that reason I didn't much like the continual mentioning of it and the ending felt a little ridiculous because it seemed ...more
Leah Mullenaux
This book is about a Sasquatch named Larf who is happy being alone. He has his own routine and enjoys it, but it is interrupted when there is news of another Sasquatch living too. Larf is apprehensive about someone messing with his routine, and is scared that he and the new monster may not get along. Regardless, he goes to find said Sasquatch and realizes it is a fake. He is surprisingly upset and disappointed. At the end, he ends up meeting a real, lady Sasquatch and they get along perfectly.
Larf by Ashley Spires is a picture book about a rare and special friendship. The main character Larf is an extremely large and furry sasquatch. In fact, Larf is the only sasquatch in the world. Being the only sasquatch in the world usually means that Larf is left alone, but fortunately, he likes his privacy. He and his pet bunny Eric spend a lot of time together outside, and eating vegetarian dinners together. However, one day, Larf hears news that another sasquatch is visiting a town near by. W ...more
Larf, a vegetarian Sasquatch, finds out that another Sasquatch will be in a nearby city. He decides to take his rabbit (in a baby carrier!) to the city to meet this other creature like himself. But what if he doesn't like this new Sasquatch? It turns out that the creature is just a person in a costume and Larf prepares to return home, relieved that he doesn't have to become friends with someone he doesn't like while also feeling a bit sad that he's missed an opportunity to make a friend. Then Sh ...more
Larf is a sasquatch who is left entirely alone because no one believes he exists. He’s pretty sure that he’s the only sasquatch in the world, since he has never met another one. He lives a very quiet life in the woods, alone with his pet bunny, Eric. So when Larf hears that a sasquatch is to appear in the nearby city of Hunderfitz, he is astounded. After all, he wasn’t planning an appearance. Larf then realizes that he might not be the only sasquatch in the world. Larf disguises himself as a hum ...more
This was an interesting story about being on your own and leading a quiet life. It turns into a story about Sasquatch's who thought they were the only ones in the world finding each other and becoming friends.

It's an okay story, a little odd in places but perhaps that's where kids humour is meant to kick in and I managed to miss it.
I'm not usually a Sasquatch/Yeti reader, but I've really loved Binky the Space Cat. My only disappointment with the book is that the (view spoiler)sasquatch (view spoiler)

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Cute story Larf, a Sasquatch who is a loner. But he has to be since he is the only Sasquatch...or is he? Lovely opportunity to enjoy a fun story and have a discussion about why it's okay not to be just like everyone else. Definitely worth sharing. I will be using this one for a story time in the fall.
Jan 23, 2013 Ghislaine rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes quirky pictures books that make you smile.
Recommended to Ghislaine by: Unshelved
So much to love! Right off the bat the description of the artwork is hilarious. "The artwork in this book was rendered in vegetable-based watercolor, biodegradable ink, recycled paper collage and a dollop of Organic Sasquatch Detangler and Conditioning Shampoo. This book is vegetarian, vegan and sasquatch friendly." The hilarity ensues while we get to know Larf the sasquatch who enjoys his quiet lifestyle comfortable with the fact that no one believes in his existance. When he reads a notice tha ...more
Bailey Kincaid
Larf is a Sasquatch who lives happily in the woods by himself. To his belief, he is the only Sasquatch that exists. He is never seen, and likes it that way. He likes to jog and has a garden, and enjoys walking his pet bunny, Eric. One day Larf discovers that another Sasquatch is going to be in the nearby town, Hunderfitz. He is astonished that he is not the only Sasquatch, and dresses up as a city slicker and makes his way to the town to be surprised by a few things.

This book is good for childr
Larf is a sweet, simple story. The book would be useful for discussions on fitting in, being shy and new experiences. Suitable for readers aged Kindergarten to grade 2.
Ms Threlkeld
LARF is an endearing character and I really liked the style of illustration. This book would make a great read aloud for younger elementary readers who enjoy silly stories.
Mortis Boys
Five stars because the boy is obsessed with Big Foot and finding Big Foot children's stories is hard.
The first time I read this book, I was utterly convinced that it was a fable about the challenges of dating for introverts. On some level I still believe that's what it is about.

Larf, a Sasquatch, loves his solo pursuits and quiet life in the forest. However, when a newspaper advertises a "real" Sasquatch in the nearby city, Larf feels he must challenge himself to go meet another of his kind.

This isn't the easiest book for young children to wrap their brains around, and I didn't find the vegeta
Vegan Sasquatch with pet rabbit and a knack for disguises seeking: nobody. He doesn't bathe.
Larf the Sasquatch lives a solitary life but when he reads a news story about the scheduled appearance of a Sasquatch in a nearby town he has to go. He worries and imagines what knowing another like himself would mean and then he finds out the truth.

Introduced to Larf, a Sasquatch you might actually like to meet, the reader easily relates to his concerns about the appearance of another.

Recommended: 4 - 8 years

Subject/Theme: making friends, cryptids, vegetarian
Curriculum: character education
Jessica Louie
Jessica Louie marked it as to-read
Feb 26, 2015
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Ashley was born and raised in British Columbia where she resides still with her cats Gracie and Charlotte. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and a Graduate Diploma in Illustration from Sheridan College. In addition to her illustration, she founded Chicken Tika Creations (which she named after her dog, not the food) and is selling her hand felted items acro ...more
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