The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!

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Simon and Schuster, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
13 Reviews
A classic tale with a timeless message gets a hugely hilarious twist.

He’s big. He’s funny. He’s not real. Or IS he?

This clever twist on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is told from the point of view of an unexpected narrator and, through snappy text and lighthearted illustrations, demonstrates the value of telling the truth, the importance of establishing trust, and (of course!) the possibility that a beast you created to get attention can become a real-life friend.

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Review: The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!

User Review  - Kelsey - Goodreads

A fun twist on the classic fable. Read full review

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User Review  - Lake Agassiz Regional Library - Goodreads

Telling stories can sometimes get you in trouble...what happens when the story yo made up actually happens and no believes you? That my friend, is a real pickle! Read full review

About the author (2012)

Scott Magoon is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer; Kara LaReau’s Rabbit and Squirrel and Ugly Fish, which was a CCBC Blue Ribbon winner; The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster by Alice Flaherty, which was named to the 2009–2010 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List; Otto Grows Down by Michael Sussman; and Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. He is also both the author and illustrator of Hugo & Miles; I’ve Painted Everything; Mystery Ride; and The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot, which Kirkus Reviews called “entertaining and clever—and that’s no lie.” The art director at a major children’s publisher, he lives in the Boston area with his wife and two sons. Visit him at

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