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The Wolf Who Cried Boy

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Antonin Artaud was one of the most brilliant and baffling voices of the 20thcentury. Working across a multitude of disciplines, his genre-defying creative output was immense. Best known for his concept of a theatre of cruelty, his legacy has been to re-define the possibilities of live performance.
Unknown Binding, 32 pages
Published April 17th 2003 by Not Avail (first published May 27th 2002)
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Devon
Sep 18, 2013 Devon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Picture Book Soak (One I can't wait to use in my classroom)

"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is my all time favorite children's book and I have never had the pleasure of reading this opposing view story until now with my Picture Book Soak. I was so excited when I saw it in the library because I knew this would be a great book to use for -One I can't want to use in my classroom- because I know there are so many great lessons I could potentially do with the original story and this opposing one! The story w
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Arminzerella
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Emily Hughes
Mar 30, 2016 Emily Hughes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Wolf Who Cried Boy is a new take on an old tale. Little Wolf is a young wolf pup, desperate to change up his dinner. He is never satisfied with what his mother prepares and is in search of one meal – boy. Little Wolf dreams of eating a boy one day, but his father assures him that this will not happen. Finding boys was a rough business, after all. So one day, Little Wolf decides to trick his father and mother by crying out, “Boy!” on his walk home from school. As his father and mother run out ...more
Allison Early
Mar 29, 2016 Allison Early rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a fun twist on an old tale. The little wolf is sick of his mom's repeat dinners and wants a specialty- boy. But boy isn't so easy to find these days so its a struggle. The parents make a deal that if he can find a boy, they will cook him for their son. He decides to mess with his parents and keeps crying "boy!" and they come, and there is never a boy. One day, there is a group of boys, but by this time, his parents no longer believed him.

I love this book because its not the boring
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Jessica Murphy
Oct 11, 2015 Jessica Murphy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: The Wolf Who Cried Boy
Author: Bob Hartman
Illustrator: Tim Raglin
Genre: Fable
Theme(s): Just Rewards

Opening line/sentence: Once upon a time there lived a family of wolves.

Brief Book Summary: A wolf, who would much rather eat boy than his mother’s cooking, cries “boy” when he does not want to eat the dinners his mother makes. He does this for two days until his mother and father catch on to the young wolf’s tricks. The next day, the wolf actually runs into a troop of Boy Scouts; howe
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Chelsea Auffarth
May 26, 2015 Chelsea Auffarth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This folklore title is a fun take on the original, Boy Who Cried Wolf. The Wolf learns the same timeless lesson that the boy who cried "Wolf" did years ago. Tell the truth! I stumbled across it in a bookstore and decided to use it with my text set on Feelings/Emotions.

Folklore includes the traditional elements of the way of life of a group of people, animals, or creatures. These stories passed on from generation to generation provide a safe arena to discuss tougher topics with children and reinf
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Katie Rogler
The Wolf who Cried Boy was a very fun and lively book to read. With a similar theme of the book The Boy who Cried Wolf, this book teaches the lesson on honesty. This book would be appropriate for the read-aloud for a first or second grade audience. With a lesson on honesty and telling the truth while adding humor, this book would be very popular for the young students. Children at the first and second grade age level are learning right from wrong and telling lies, no matter how small, to parents ...more
Sarah Nottingham
The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Bob Hartman and illustrated by Tim Raglin is a moral story that teaches children about honestly and the consequences lying can have. Once upon a time there was a little wolf that never stopped complaining about his mothers cooking. He was sick of the same old dinner, lamburgers and sloppy does, he wanted boy! Boy chops and baked boy-to and boys-n-berry pie but there was a problem, boys were hard to come across these days. His father and mother made the little wolf a dea ...more
Emily Uebel
This book is a folklore book and is meant to be read by kids between the ages 5-8. This book is a great example for kids because it talks about the little wolf did not like the dinners his mom made every night. One night the little wolf made the suggestion of having boy for dinner, his father said that if he found a boy his father and mother would be glad to catch him for dinner and make boy chops, baked boy-tato, and boys-n-berry pie! The next night the little wolf cried boy and states that he ...more
Anna Lawrence
Personal Reaction:
I liked the spin off of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" it was very interesting and I enjoyed the puns they made out of boys for their meals. I also liked how the moral of the story was still the same as "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" because I think that is a very valuable lesson to learn and it is good to learn at such a young age. The illustrations drawn in this book were amazing and full of detail (to the hair on the wolves!) and made the enjoyment of the book even better.

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Nathaniel Mccombs
“The Wolf Who Cried Boy” by Bob Hartman is about a young wolf who is tired of eating the same dishes his mother prepares each night. The only thing the young wolf wanted to eat was Boy. After mentioning his ideal entrée to his parents; his parents agreed that it was hard to catch a young boy. Although, if the young wolf spotted a boy his mother and father would catch him and cook it for the young wolf. The young wolf lies to his parents twice ruining his mother’s dinner. The last time the wolf c ...more
Matt Vagts
Traditional-literature book #22
This book is about a little boy wolf who hates his families suppers. He doesn't want the food his mother cooks, he wants boy. His father tells him that if he sees a boy in the woods that he could tell them and they would go get the boy and have boy. So the little wolf yells boy one day even though he sees no boy. His parents go out looking for the boy and since they left it ruined supper and little wolf was happy. He tried it again the next night and the same thing
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Amanda Williams
Feb 21, 2016 Amanda Williams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Summary: Three wolves were eating dinner and they started thinking about how they wanted “boy” for dinner instead of lamburgers. After much thought, The youngest wolf decided to pretend he saw a boy and yelled “Boy!” all the way home. The mother and father ran all over the place to find the boy but there was no one to be found. The little wolf did it again the next night and the parents got very angry for the second time. The next day, the little wolf actually saw a boy and the parents did not l ...more
Morgan Hawkins
"The Wolf Who Cried Boy" by Bob Hartman was a cute spin off of the traditional "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" story. I think it was a great story for showing children not to tell fibs because when you finally are telling the truth people may not believe them. I thought it was cute how Bob said the little boy came walking into the cave and the little wolf's parents still didnt believe him or pay attention, I thought that might make children giggle.
The illustrations were done very well. They were cartoo
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Woody Calhoon
Jan 15, 2014 Woody Calhoon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Wolf Who Cried Boy is a very interesting and entertaining take on the classic fairy tale "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." I feel that the story goes far beyond the simple "mirrored version" that the title implies and comes to develop its own, unique story; the little wolf has his own goals unique to this version of the story and the reason he goes about lying differs greatly from the reason the little boy did in "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." If I had any complaint about this book's story it would be th ...more
Gracie Larcher
The Wolf Who Cried Boy was a fun read. The pictures were entertaining and it had a very cute story line. I believe it is a book most students would enjoy reading.

The Wolf Who Cried Boy would be best suited for children in the First Grade. There are several fun illustrations throughout the book, that young children would enjoy looking at. The story itself teaches a lesson about the importance of honesty. It would work well to enrich a lesson on the importance of honesty and help foster a discuss
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Harrison Yates
We all know the story of the boy who cried wolf. This story is just the opposite of that story and still teaches the same lesson that the original tale tells. The little wolf is tired of having the same dinner over and over and wants have boy for dinner because it is his favorite dish. On his way home from school he decides to scream Boy! Boy! and keeps gaining attention. After doing this a few times an actual boy shows up, but at this point nobody shows up to his rescue because they assume he i ...more
Kristin Carney
Nov 13, 2014 Kristin Carney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: transitional
I thought this book would be fun to read because it was a spin off on the boy who cries wolf. This book took it way further than I thought it would. It has its own unique story. One thing I didn’t like so much was the end of the book. I felt like it was rushed through more than it was in the beginning. The illustrations in this book make the story so much better. The art in it was very beautiful. It was very cartoon feel which I thought worked very well with the story. I think children would enj ...more
Kristin Carney
I thought this book would be fun to read because it was a spin off on the boy who cries wolf. This book took it way further than I thought it would. It has its own unique story. One thing I didn’t like so much was the end of the book. I felt like it was rushed through more than it was in the beginning. The illustrations in this book makes the story so much better. The art in it was very beautiful. It was very cartoon feel which I thought worked very well with the story. I think children would en ...more
Joanne
Jun 06, 2007 Joanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Boy! We never have boy anymore!
BAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
Sarah
Jan 03, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute. Oddly sad that the wolf didn't get to eat the boy.
Kay Mcgriff
Nov 12, 2014 Kay Mcgriff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This time it's Little Wolf who raises the false alarm a few too many times. He can't help it. He's tired of the same old dishes for dinner and just wants his favorite meal--BOY! But when a boy--a whole troop of them--shows up, his parents are wise to his tricks and won't look up from the paper. This funny twist on an old favorite will have you howling along with Little Wolf. Not many tots today can relate to tending the sheep, but many of them will relate to Little Wolf trying to get out of dinn ...more
Lauryn Carroll
Sep 23, 2014 Lauryn Carroll rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a creative way to tell the boy who cried wolf story but from a different perspective. It is told from the perspective of the wolf and I really enjoyed this rendition of the classic fairy tale. The author was clever in all the foods he came up with for the wolves to eat. There were lamburgers, sloppy does, and chocolate moose. These were so clever and cute. The ending of the story is also a clever way to end it. I liked the humor that the author put into this book and the interestin ...more
Cherina
Oct 03, 2008 Cherina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Summary: A young wolf is tired of the suppers is mother makes. He would much rather have boy than lamburgers. The wolf's parents promise to catch and cook boy if the wolf ever sees one. The next day, the wolf tells his parents that he saw a boy. His parents run out the door, but there is no boy to be seen. The next day, the wolf plays the same trick. His parents are angry with the wolf. The following day, the wolf sees a troop of scouts. He tells his parents, but they don't believe him. The wolf ...more
Amber Griesmer
Nov 02, 2010 Amber Griesmer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Curtis Hudson
Nov 28, 2011 Curtis Hudson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Little Wolf was tired of his mother's cooking. "Lamburgers again?" he whined. "I hate lamburgers!" All Little Wolf wanted to eat was boy, but boys are hard to come by these days. Father Wolf agreed that if Little Wolf found a boy in the woods, he would be happy to catch him and cook him. The next day after school, Little Wolf cried, "Boy!" His parents ran through the woods. The looked everywhere a boy could be, but they couldn't find a boy. They made due with snack foods that night, chipmunks an ...more
Amy
Oct 12, 2011 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
1) Genre: Picture Book: Traditional Literature

2) Unlike the original tale of the boy who constantly cried wolf and when there was actually one present no one believed him, this is a similar tale of a wolf who cried boy.

3) Critique:

a) The “twist” of this book places the story in the perspective of the wolf instead of the boy. This spinoff of the original makes the book an interesting read.

b) I definitely think children would get a kick out of this book because it’s very different from the ori
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Yolanda
Mar 01, 2012 Yolanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When you first read the title "The Wolf Who Cried Boy" you may think you read the title backwards but that's the modern spin that author Bob Hartman gave to this timeless fable. Rather than using the traditional shepherd boy as the main character, Bob Hartman decided to turn this story around and use a young wolf boy as the main character instead. The little wolf boy does not care for his mother's cooking at all, and on every walk home from school he wishes that he could have his favorite meal f ...more
Chelsea
Oct 30, 2013 Chelsea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: traditional
Little wolf was tired of eating the food his mother prepared each night. He decided he wanted a change. After complaining to his parents, they decided that if he saw a boy then they would go through the woods to find him and cook him up. Little wolf was coming home from school and decided he would give this idea a try. He starts yelling boy! Boy! I see a boy! So his parents go in search of him. They come home empty handed and the dinner being prepared was ruined so they were left eating snacks i ...more
Yesenia
Oct 30, 2013 Yesenia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic
The wolf who cried boy is an excellent storybook. The author is Bob Hart and is illustrated by Tim Raglin. I would recommend this story for kindergartners to early second graders. This book is a great spin on the traditional book of the boy who cried wolf.
Students would enjoy the creativity of Bob Hartman. The author reels in readers with his unique style of writing from the beginning. One of my favorite parts of the book is when the little wolf is whining about what his mother does for dinner
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