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The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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Publisher Comments:

"Nothing ever happens here," the shepherd thinks. But the bored boy knows what would be exciting: He cries that a wolf is after his sheep, and the town's people come running. How often can that trick work, though? andlt;BRandgt; B.G. Hennessy's retelling of this timeless fable is infused with fanciful whimsy through Boris Kulikov's hilarious and ingenious illustrations. This tale is sure to leave readers grinning sheepishly.

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"Hennessy (Claire and the Unicorn Happy Ever After, reviewed below) and Kulikov (Morris the Artist) retell a well-known story with humorous verve. Kulikov slyly sets the scene in a Renaissance Italian landscape. He pictures the shoeless shepherd chewing on a stem; lazy butterflies, birds and dragonflies flit about. Hennessy's conversational style meanwhile brings the 16th-century peasant into present-day focus: ' 'I am so bored,' he thought. 'All day long all I do is watch sheep.....'Munch, munch, munch. Baaaaaaaaaaaaa, answered the sheep.' When the dullness overwhelms him, he runs to the village, yelling, 'There is a wolf after my sheep!' The townspeople arrive en masse and span several centuries, from a knight to a musketeer to 19th-century city-folk in top hats. 'That was a fun afternoon,' thinks the shepherd, playing leapfrog with a friend who stays behind. Needless to say, he succeeds a second time, but his third effort (in earnest) fails to draw a crowd. Kulikov depicts the wolves as a fearsome hydra, but the boy's punishment is not too severe; the book ends wordlessly, with a spread revealing that the resourceful sheep have clambered up a tree. Hennessy's economic prose repeats key phrases for emphasis, while Kulikov composes comic close-ups with steep perspectives as the intensity heightens. Their shepherd misbehaves, but he's not so bad — he just wants a little excitement. Ages 3-7." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Hennessy's retelling of this timeless fable is infused with fanciful whimsy through Kulikov's hilarious and ingenious illustrations. This tale is sure to leave readers grinning sheepishly. Full color.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Boris Kulikov,andlt;/Bandgt; a former set and costume designer in St. Petersburg, Russia, was chosen as a Flying Start by andlt;Iandgt;Publishers Weekly.andlt;/Iandgt; He has also illustrated andlt;Iandgt;Morris the Artistandlt;/Iandgt; by Lore Segal, andlt;Iandgt;The Perfect Friendandlt;/Iandgt; by Yelena Romanova, and andlt;Iandgt;Carnival of Animalsandlt;/Iandgt; by John Lithgow. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689874338
Author:
Kulikov, Boris
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Illustrator:
Kulikov, Boris
Author:
Kulikov, Boris
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Animals - Wolves
Subject:
Fables
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Publication Date:
February 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 9 in 14.595 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
3-7

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Product details 40 pages Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - English 9780689874338 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hennessy (Claire and the Unicorn Happy Ever After, reviewed below) and Kulikov (Morris the Artist) retell a well-known story with humorous verve. Kulikov slyly sets the scene in a Renaissance Italian landscape. He pictures the shoeless shepherd chewing on a stem; lazy butterflies, birds and dragonflies flit about. Hennessy's conversational style meanwhile brings the 16th-century peasant into present-day focus: ' 'I am so bored,' he thought. 'All day long all I do is watch sheep.....'Munch, munch, munch. Baaaaaaaaaaaaa, answered the sheep.' When the dullness overwhelms him, he runs to the village, yelling, 'There is a wolf after my sheep!' The townspeople arrive en masse and span several centuries, from a knight to a musketeer to 19th-century city-folk in top hats. 'That was a fun afternoon,' thinks the shepherd, playing leapfrog with a friend who stays behind. Needless to say, he succeeds a second time, but his third effort (in earnest) fails to draw a crowd. Kulikov depicts the wolves as a fearsome hydra, but the boy's punishment is not too severe; the book ends wordlessly, with a spread revealing that the resourceful sheep have clambered up a tree. Hennessy's economic prose repeats key phrases for emphasis, while Kulikov composes comic close-ups with steep perspectives as the intensity heightens. Their shepherd misbehaves, but he's not so bad — he just wants a little excitement. Ages 3-7." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Hennessy's retelling of this timeless fable is infused with fanciful whimsy through Kulikov's hilarious and ingenious illustrations. This tale is sure to leave readers grinning sheepishly. Full color.
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