The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 5, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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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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User Review  - dwall011 - LibraryThing

This book was very similar to the boy who cried wolf. A boy named Bed goes into the woods because he likes to make up stories of seeing bigfoot. The first couple times people come running and Ben ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Some boys cry wolf, but to the admiration of one individual, Ben cries Bigfoot.The opening line by an unseen narrator introduces the young tale-teller: "This is the story of my friend Ben and how we ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Scott Magoon is the author-illustrator of Breathe, a Kirkus Reviews Best Read Aloud, a Huffington Post Best Book of 2014, and Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2014; and The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot, which Kirkus Reviews called, “Entertaining and clever—and that’s no lie.” Among the many books he has illustrated is Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer, which School Library Journal called, “A fun and delightful read for all children who have both a monsterly and a kind side.” Scott lives in the Boston area with his wife and two sons. Visit him online at

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