The first book in the Barnabas Bigfoot Series, A Close Shave introduces us to Barnabas, adolescent sasquatch, and his family and tribe in the woods of BC. Barnabas is a wonderfully engaging and genuine character, immediately relatable to preteens. He is experiencing the normal pangs of growing up: physical changes, pesky girls, embarrassing parents. On top of all that he experiences what for sasquatches is a dire handicap: small feet. He is determined to keep this terrible flaw a secret.