Thursday, March 29, 2012
Children's Book Review: The Wolf Who Cried Boy
The Wolf Who Cried Boy
Written by: Bob Hartman
Illustrated by: Tim Raglin
Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2002
In this irresistible reversal of the classic tale, Little Wolf is tired of forest fast food, so he sets his sights on a a nice juicy boy.
* It's hard to believe that I've owned this story for I don't know how long and I only read it for the first time a couple of days ago. I think that I picked it up at a library book sale and stuck it with my school/teaching books and just never got around to reading it. My kids have recently been introduced to the story of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." Since we've been on a "told from a different point of view" kick recently I thought it was time to finally read this book to the kids. In this twist on the classic tale, Little Wolf is not happy with his mother's dinners and wants Boy for dinner. Father Wolf reminisces of his childhood meals of "Baked Boy-tato" and "Boys-n-Berry Pie" but tells Little Wolf that Boy is hard to come by. So Little Wolf decides to play a trick on his parents and cry "Boy." Similar to the classic ending, Father and Mother Wolf ignore Little Wolf when he cries "Boy" and there is actually a Boy. I thought that this book was humorous and enjoyable! The illustrations were detailed and colorful.
Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.