Wolf Who Cried Boy
illustrated by Tim Raglin
Wolf Who Cried Boy is a guaranteed hit with
kids. Maybe it's hearing the story with the good and bad guys reversed,
maybe it's Tim Raglin's charming and comical illustrations, or maybe
it's the funny little extras, like Little Wolf's love of "boy chops and
baked boy-tato." Regardless, your students will want more than one
serving of this fun book.
probably don't need to explain what it is
about, since most people know the Aesop's fable "The Boy Who Cried
Wolf." As you can tell by the title, this fractured Aesop's fable turns
the traditional fable on
its head, with an adorable, not-at-all fierce Little Wolf who 'cries
boy' one too many times, and then can't get his parents to pay
attention when he does actually see a boy. Very funny stuff!
Stats Interest Level:
Gr. 1-3 DRA Level:
Reading Level: age 4-8 Lexile Measure:
Shown at right is a
sample illustration from inside the
On this page, a mischievious boy scout
has snuck into the wolf family's cave, plopped down on the couch, and
started to eat a treat. Little Wolf can't believe his eyes and yells
"There's a boy on the
couch!" But, this is after he already 'cried boy' a few times, so his
parents won't turn around, saying "That's enough
now....You're not fooling us again...We're on to your little tricks."
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