BENJAMIN BIGFOOT by Mary Serfozo

BENJAMIN BIGFOOT

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Like many a preschooler, Benjamin has a favorite thing: Dad's old shoes, which he wears constantly, through dust or mud, dry leaves or snow. The news that the huge shoes may not be appropriate in kindergarten is a shock: maybe, he announces, he won't go. Fortunately, his mother comes up with the perfect face- saver: she takes Benjamin to meet his teacher before school opens; Miss Castle (perhaps primed by phone) doesn't comment on the shoes, but asks Benjamin to climb a step stool to help her hang a paper chain and shows him the playground equipment. The activities are tempting, but the shoes are too clumsy; sensibly, Benjamin decides to leave them at home so that he can run and play with the new friends he'll be making. Serfozo's gracefully honed text, perfectly in tune with a small child's concerns, is nicely served by Smith's realistic, humorous illustrations--which slyly reveal that Benjamin has been a little lonely at home. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 31st, 1993
ISBN: 0-689-50570-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: McElderry
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1993




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