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Back to School with Bigfoot

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  232 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by Arthur A. Levine Books
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Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Neo thought this one would look good, choosing to read it to me one afternoon. Bigfoot has to think about going back to school and all the hassle that will be. New clothes, a haircut, worries about fitting in, and trying not to make a mess. When it comes time, he has scared himself into not wanting to go, but reflects on what he is missing. By the end, he has made up his mind, in hopes of having chosen properly. Neo was baffled as to why Bigfoots (??) go to school, but laughed at some of the ill ...more
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bigfoot is anxious about going to school. He is bigger than all the other students. He could make bigger mistakes. He could have bigger accidents. Bigfoot, however, could have a fun time with his friends doing enormous art projects, going on humongous field trips, and studying about mythological creatures. They could have a tremendous graduation ceremony with everyone Bigfoot loves. Will Bigfoot go back to school despite his anxiety? Yes, he will because he has so much to look forward to.

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Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great vocabulary words
Everyone gets nervous about starting up a new school year. It's normal to be nervous about new teachers, new friends, and new things to learn. But it's even harder when you're Bigfoot! Bigfoot is worried because he stands out in a huge way and he feels very self conscious about his size. School aged children will definitely be able to relate to these feelings, and the brightly colored, humorous illustrations will make it an awesome book to share with kids. This is one that would make a terrific ...more
Robin Raines-Bond
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Most kids are a little anxious about going into a new class at school. This is a fun way to talk about all those anxieties.
Brenda Kahn
Silly, sweet back-to-school book.
The start of a new school year can cause anxieties for just about anyone, but in the case of Bigfoot, his worries are just as large as he is. In humorous fashion this picture book describes some of his worries and then offers reasons for him to head back to school. While there are many bad things that MIGHT happen, there are just as many reasons for going back. After all, he has the chance to see his friends, work with a great teacher, learn new things, and go on field trips. Even a big guy like ...more
Alyssa Drajic
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is an excellent read for Kindergarten through 2nd. I feel like students would be able to relate with the main character Bigfoot on some level. On one page Bigfoot brought up "What If I can't stand still for class pictures". For some children who have ADHD or who are just fidgety children would be able to relate to this. I personally that right before school goes back in session some children just have a mountain of worries. Thats exactly what Bigfoot has before he goes back to school. ...more
Lauren Carr
"Back To School With Bigfoot" by Samantha Berger is a phenomenal story for young children preparing to go back to school or upon arriving on the first day of school. This story takes many popular worries and experiences that children have when it comes to a new school year, making the story both realistic and relatable to young readers. Furthermore, by applying these classic school time jitters to a legendary creature, bigfoot, the author shows that quite literally everyone returning to school h ...more
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you think your back to school problems are big, you haven’t seen anything because Bigfoot’s are giant sized like a back to school haircut that takes all day. He frets and worries himself into not going, but then he remembers his friends and how much fun they have learning and creating. Maybe going back to school isn’t so bad after all.

Writers Samantha Berger and Martha Brockenbrough have a humorous entry in the back to school picture book cannon that early elementary students will chuckle ove
Toni Chahine
I really enjoyed this story. It is a story about Bigfoot returning to school from the summer. He has some mixed feelings about returning because shopping for clothes, shoes, and even getting a hair cut is a hassle for him. He does not like how he stands out sometimes, but then he realizes he would miss his teacher, his friends, field trips, etc. I think this is a cute story to read to kids who are just returning to school. They can feel nervous or anxious about this and this story can help them ...more
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Back to school problems are much bigger for Bigfoot! In Berger’s and Brockenbrough’s new book, Bigfoot experiences familiar anxieties such as back to school shopping, haircuts, and awkward social situations. He decides not to go back to school. But then he starts thinking about all the cool things he would miss – the best teacher in the school, the cool projects , and of course, the friends! Pressler’s illustrations have hilarious details that young readers would enjoy. A perfect read aloud for ...more
Kali Woods
Apr 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Is the story of an oversized Big Foot boy that is embarrassed by his size and everything he must go through to return to school each year? From the all-day hair cut to getting measured for shoes, and the remarks that are made, because of his size. Then he remembers, the fun things that are planned for the coming year, from the trips, his friends that he missed and his teacher. Then he convinces himself, that everything he must go through, is fun and makes him looks good for his first day of scho ...more
mary dewley
Mar 29, 2018 rated it liked it
For all those who have ever gotten the back to school jitters! Bigfoot is feeling anxious about heading back to school, and imagines all the horrible things that could go wrong on his first day back. But soon he starts thinking about his friends and the best teacher ever, Miss Sierra Nevada and how he would miss them all if he didn't go back. Very cute story and the illustrations by Pressler are equally adorable!
Jensen Kniska
Back to School with Bigfoot would be a great book for the first day or first week of school. It talks about the back to school problems like finding new clothes and shoes and new skills & knowledge. It would help students relax a little bit knowing that everyone get nervous about the first day of school, especially Bigfoot. I would be able to incorporate an interactive read aloud with this book. ...more
Drew Slanina
I liked this book a lot! It was a story about big foot, and him overthinking about the beginning of a new school year. He is afraid of all of the possible events that could happen to him. For example, he was afraid to sit at a lunch table and breaking it causing all of the food to go over him. After a while, he thinks about his friends, and how they will miss him. When he does this he gets the courage to go back to school to be with his friends.
Joshua Grimes
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story was very enjoyable. MAny children can relate to the struggles of starting a new school year. The artwork in "Back to School With Bigfoot' added a lot of heart to the story. Bigfoot struggles through buying new school clothes, haircuts, and apprehension about making a fool of himself in front of his classmates. Again, children of all ages can relate to these struggles, and it is very easy to see why this story was a popular pick chosen by children. I would certainly add this book to my ...more
Jessica Tirone
This book would be suitable for anyone who is just starting school or just going back after awhile. Bigfoot is nervous because he feels like he is too big and he will stand out. After he settles down and makes friends he realizes he isn't much different. This book had a great choice of vocabulary words mixed in throughout. It is important for students to know that they can be different and still fit in.
Juliana Lee
Bigfoot has big problems.... and the biggest is going back to school this year. Getting clothes that fit, shoes that fit, and a new haircut, are just a few of the minor problems Bigfoot has to face. So he decides not to go... until he remembers his friends and how much he will miss them if he doesn't go back to school.
Kelsey Kitchen
this is a cute story it shows kids that going to school may be scary but in the end you will be just find. I shows kids that it is hard for others to go back to school to. Just think about the good things that could happen like field trips, good teachers, and being with friends. I like the illastations in this book they are colorful they get your attention and go well with the story.
Mariah Aivazis
Back to School with Bigfoot is a great, relatable book for students, who are about to start a new school year. The character suffers a bad haircut and is stressed about the idea of going back to school. While thinking about all the negatives, he forgets about the positives. This book is great for elementary school kids who are worried about their first day back to school.
Lauren Voland
This book was cute. It is about Bigfoot going back to school and the struggles he faces. He is sad because he doesn't fit in at school and "quits" school. He then soon realizes that it is okay to be different and goes back to school to face his fears. This is a good lesson for kids to take from the book.
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Everyone needs a teacher named Miss Sierra Nevada!!!! Love it!! Bigfoot has a lot of "big" anxieties for returning to school. Anxieties that are very real for young ones...maybe even old ones too. Hilarious illustrations make this book a fun one to share at the beginning of the school year.
Aug 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Clever story about going back for the new school year. Bigfoot shares his anxieties and frustrations as he prepares to start school. Young readers will relate to his concerns and issues as they get ready to head back to class too.
Donna Mork
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book on going back to school and all the problems and worries you face...but balanced with all the good things to do and learn, and friends to be with. You really would not want to be big foot if you had to buy back to school clothes.
Pamela Powell
Oct 05, 2017 rated it liked it
I wanted to like this one more than I did. The concept and illustrations are adorable. Young Bigfoot is getting ready for a new school year and has trouble finding clothes and other items that fit. The text just wasn't as cute as I wanted it to be. Worth the read though.
Colleen Dougherty
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What's not to love? It's big, it's colorful, it's funny and it's about a character who just happens to be Bigfoot! Nice and bright, the illustrations just add to the story by providing lots for the children to look at and to discuss. I hope there will be more adventures with Bigfoot!
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Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After a fun summer, school is hard to start, but it's even harder if you are the biggest student in class. In this cute book, kids will learn that their uniqueness can be a strength as they start the next year.
Elia Basista
This book faces the challenges many students anticipate with starting school back up after summer break. With its light-hearted feel, this book puts students at ease with a happy ending and resolving all the challenges they're anxious about.
Villain E
Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Meh. It's cute enough, I guess. I don't like the character design. Why does he not have a nose? And his size is completely inconsistent. I thought the jokes were oddly paced. The ideas were amising but the delivery wasn't funny. But, to a kid who's not as picky as me this might be okay.
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