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So Big!

So Big!

So Big!

Written and illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Bloomsbury, 2019
Picture Book, 32 pages
Ages 2–6
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-54760-079-3

*Downloadable Activity Sheet

Awards & Good Things

  • A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Amazon Best Book

Book Description

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 all the important first steps in life.

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Kirkus Reviews: The Best Books of 2019
A Junior Library Guild Selection


“Wohnoutka’s animal cast is beautifully expressive, and his use of relative size within compositions is masterful, easily getting across to readers how the world feels to Bear and Squirrel. Even the most school-ready kid can have doubts, but with a friend, nothing will seem too big to handle.”

“Mike Wohnoutka condenses the exhilaration and terrors of school entry into a few brief phrases in So Big!, a picture book for young children filled with warm-hued illustrations that exude reassurance.”

The Wall Street Journal

“This simple yet thought-provoking picture book … would be a perfect read for a new kindergartner.”

School Library Journal

“A clever and charming story.”

—Midwest Book Review

Has a foundation of kindness…with a simplicity that makes it accessible to the youngest students.

—Alice B. McGinty, The News-Gazette