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The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot! (2013)

by Scott Magoon(Favorite Author)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 5
1442468661 (ISBN13: 9781442468665)
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
review 1: The Boy who Cried Bigfoot is about a boy who tells everyone that he saw Bigfoot. People come to see what this boy is talking about and to see Bigfoot, but there's a problem Bigfoot isn't there. The boy was lying. While the boy was looking in the woods he did see Bigfoot and he shouted for everyone to come and see, but no one did. Bigfoot and the boy become friends and strike an unlikely friendship.This is a picture book for students to understand that lying doesn't get you anywhere. It is important to tell the truth and you can teach that to students through this book. It is fun and whimsical.
review 2: “He walked RIGHT through here, SEE?” says little David, a boy who has been telling tall tales about Bigfoot for a very long time. He is so committed to pro
... moreving to everyone that he really had seen Bigfoot that he even carves out Bigfoot’s footprints! People come from far and wide to see Bigfoot… but after they wait and wait with no sightings, they know David is lying. But what will David do when he really does see Bigfoot? In this clever boy-cries-wolf tale, David must realize the consequences of his incessant lying… will anyone ever save him from the real Bigfoot? The text in “The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot” is placed in the negative space of pages, often followed by small text bubbles placed above the character talking. The combination of text-bubbles and traditional text lend for a story that is charming and humorous. The text is complemented by illustrations that follow a very interesting color and setting scheme. On the beginning pages, the colors on each page are limited to a single color in various shades — red, followed by brown. This scheme is disrupted by the middle pages, which contain bright, vivid colors typical for a children’s picture book — green grass, a blue sky, and brown trees. The illustrations become circular by the end of the book, as they transform back into pictures that rely on a sole-color scheme. The characters are illustrated somewhat abstractedly and unrealistically, yet the complex and realistic facial expression lend for characters with understandably real human emotions. The progression of shadow and light is utilized throughout the book, as the sun begins to set and the shadows become more and more prominent. The setting in the illustrations remain completely constant up until the last few pages of the book, which creates a sort of uniformity that works quite well in combination with text. Author/illustrator Scott Magoon has created illustrations that parallel the text perfectly and are visually appealing in “The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot”. This fantasy/science story has clear text and text-bubbles, perfect for middle/late readers in elementary school. Because the story is about a mythical creature — Bigfoot — it is appealing for readers who have heard the legend before or are newly introduced. David’s personality and inclination to lie is a relatable trait for many children, causing the presence of Bigfoot to not detract from the overall relevance of the story. The theme of honesty is prominent in this story, as well as the overall moral lesson to not tell lies. The conflict is both person-against-self (as David must deal with the consequences of telling lies) and person-against-person (as David must struggle to make others believe in the existence of Bigfoot). The humorous illustrations, such as the scene in which Bigfoot is hiding behind a tree, unbeknownst to all characters except David, combined with the text and funny text-bubbles create an easily-loved story for all ages. less
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Cute twist on "the Boy Who Cried Wolf."
Cute story and wonderful illustrations!
A fun twist on the classic fable.
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