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So Big!

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  14 reviews
A simple, clever text paired with utterly adorable animal characters makes school-day jitters seem not so big after all!

Bear is so big, and he's ready to start school!

But even if you're SO BIG, you might feel a little nervous at times.

Can Bear brave his first day and find a way to make it feel just right?

A clever and charming story, So Big! will help young readers through
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A very positive picture book about first-day jitters when starting school. Bear is “so big,” a refrain that carries through the entire book. He is big enough to get himself dressed. He is so big that he can make his own breakfast too. He packs his own bag, ties his shoes, and heads out to the bus stop. But when the bus gets there, it is so big! The kids around him are big too. So is the large school. Bear is worried and sits down on the steps. There he notices a smaller child hesitating to go in ...more
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Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ages-birth-2
This book uses the common concept of teaching children how big they are getting. However, it goes even further to relate with the child as he or she develops and reaches milestones. The child gains a perspective on how big (or small) he or she is in relation to a school bus, large animals such as a hippopotamus and giraffe, and the child's soon to be school building. The child feels small until getting into school and sitting at the desk with school kids of the same age and then the child feels ...more
Juliana Lee
Very few words deliver so much meaning! It's Cub's first day of school. He wakes up feeling 'so big'. As he dresses, eats, breakfast, and waits for the bus he feels 'so big'. But when he sees the big bus, the big kids, and the really big school building, he doesn't feel as big (confident). Then he sees an even smaller friend, Squirrel who is afraid to go into the big building. So they hold hands and go in together. They find that it's not so big, and the teacher is not too big, and the classroom ...more
Krissy Neddo
Aug 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Almost wordless. Large size book- great for whole group share. Liked illustrations. Story(well, there really isn't one in words) was a bit too short. Was hoping there would be more for my back to school read alouds. But I may use it to instruct students how to infer meaning through illustrations.
Laura Salas
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In very few words, this charming picture book shows the change in perspective a child starting school goes through. He thinks he's so big at first. But then a huge school bus shows up, with enormous classmates, and an even bigger school. The main character is overwhelmed, but he eventually learns that he is bigger than some, smaller than others, and just right to help out a new friend.
This book only utilizes about 5 words, and they should all be ones a kid getting ready for kindergarten could learn easily. This would give them confidence as a learner, and the illustrations in the story will help them feel ready to start school. Clever.
Jami Sailor
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
so big so big so big until he reaches school
Aug 11, 2019 rated it liked it
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3 stars for this cute book
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Minimal words (mostly just "So big!") with maximum heart. Super cute. It won me over more than I expected.
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is freakin’ ADORABLE. It’s aimed at younger kids, has limited verbiage, and that’s all it needs.
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Great book for a toddler.
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great simple story about the first day of school.
Aug 12, 2019 rated it liked it
almost wordless
good for back to school
simple text for non sitters
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Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great first day of school book for preschool or kindergarten.
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