Summary (from Goodreads):
“Blizz Richards and his band of wacky cryptids are back for another illustrated adventure!
Everyone thinks the Loch Ness monster is one-of-a-kind. But that just means Nessie’s lonely. And only yeti Blizz Richards and his team of cryptozoologists can help her find a friend just like her. With a little help from a time-traveling leprechaun, the gang travels back 65 million years to the age of dinosaurs to begin the search.
But they aren’t ready for the dangers that wait for them: monstrously mean dinos. Giants with razor-sharp teeth. Terrifyingly cute little kitties. Can Blizz keep his team safe, or will they have to sacrifice everything to help Nessie find a friend?”
This book randomly showed up in my house one day, and seemed like a perfect early chapters read (I’m sure there’s a term for this, the books that are probably one step below middlegrade?) for me, the kind of book I would’ve loved when I was little.
Blizz and his friends seem to help out mythical creatures (I haven’t read the first book, but now I want to) and their new project is to help Vanessa (the Loch Ness Monster) find her family. (ADORABLE RIGHT?) They find a way to go back in time, because they believe that she must be a dinosaur or dinosaur descendent that didn’t die off when everyone else did.
So now they’re back with the dinosaurs and—as anyone who has ever seen Jurassic Park can tell you—it’s not fun like you’d think. Nessie gets to find relatives and they’re nice but a lot of the other dinosaurs are mean. Also, hungry.
The best part of the book, though? A shoutout to Chessie, the Chesapeake Bay version of the Loch Ness Monster!
Recommended for new readers.