Review: The Boy who Cried Wolf

Title: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Author: B.G. Hennessy (retold)
Date: March 7, 2006

I borrowed this book from the library today because my son who is in kindergarden has been telling everyone and anyone that when he gets to school that he doesn’t feel well so they use to bring him to the office. Now they are catching on and don’t bring him. He was telling me that his teacher doesn’t believe him anymore so I told him about this story.

I told my son that he was like the boy cried wolf. He had no clue about what I was talking about. This book is a funnier version of the classic tale. The plot is the same, but humorous embellishments have been added to the story. “I am the most bored boy in the world,” the shepherd says and the picture of the little shepherd is of him picking his nose. For fun he runs into the town yelling, “Wolf! Wolf! Wolf.” The towns people answer his cries twice but ignore him the third time, when three hungry wolves actually do appear. The ending is cute the sheep end up in a tree rather than a wolf’s stomach.

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2 thoughts on “Review: The Boy who Cried Wolf

  1. hennessyaz says:

    I am glad that your son liked THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF. I have three sons myself and have always thought that there weren’t enough picture books that appealed to boys. Humor always helps! I love the illustrations, too.

    By the way I do have two books that take place in school, SCHOOL DAYS and MR. OUCHY’S FIRST DAY( about a teacher’s first day of school)that he might like. You can take a look at

    Tell your son hello for me!

    B. G. Hennessy

  2. Cindy says:

    My son loves the book. Your book was a milder version of the boy who cried wolf. Loved the illustrations too.

    I am going to the library to check out your other books. I think you have a new fan in my son. He was asking if you had other books. So he will be happy to know you do and that you said hi to him.

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