The Wolf Who Cried Boy
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The Wolf Who Cried Boy

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Little Wolf is tired of his mom's cooking! It's the same old thing night after night, Lamburgers and Sloppy Does. How he wishes his mother would serve up a nice platter of his favorite dish&150Boy! But Boy is hard to come by these days. As Little Wolf trudges home from school one day, he decides to postpone his boring dinner by shouting "Boy! Boy!" But what will happen
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Perfection Learning (first published May 27th 2002)
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Woody Calhoon
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
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
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
Boy! We never have boy anymore!
Cute. Oddly sad that the wolf didn't get to eat the boy.
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
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Curtis Hudson
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
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...more
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
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
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...more
Shelby Winstead
This is a twist on the classic tale, "The Boy who Cried Wolf." In the book, a young wolf doesn't like his mothers cooking, and is tired of "three-pig-salad, lamburgers, and sloppy does." The wolf decides he really wants to eat some boy for dinner, but the father wolf tells him that boys are hard to find in the woods. The following two days, the wolf goes out in the woods and cries "Boy!", trying to get his parents to come and look for the boy who doesn't exist and delay dinner. Later in the book...more
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...more
Kaytlyn Rosynek
This book is about a young wolf who decided he no longer wants to eat the same old dinners every night. He asks his mother and father what they would do if he found a boy to eat and make food dishes out of. They say they would do everything they could to catch the boy. So, the next day the wolf is walking home from school and he runs home "crying boy." His parents hurry out into the woods to go catch him. The wolf does this the next day when his father finally catches on.
Will the parents keep f...more
A great spin off of the classic fable the Boy who cried wold this is a funny tale to share with students. Although some aspects are different from the original, like the wolf eating boys for dinner, the same lesson holds true. After not being able to have boy for dinner, which is his favorite, the little wolf lies to his parents and says he sees a boy. After numerous times of lying to his parents they stop listening and of course that is when the Bo Scouts actually come through the woods. Not on...more
Little Wolf is tied of the food his mother cooks. He can't stand the sight of lamburgers. He's sick of chocolate moose and he never wants to see another Sloppy Doe again! He really wants BOY! A boy burger would be fantastic! His father tells him there used to be a time when wolves could go out and hunt boys, but those times are past. Little Wolf gets an idea. Perhaps if he can make his parents believe that there is a boy somewhere nearby he can put off the awful dinner that he knows is coming. W...more
This is a hilarious story about a little wolf that is sick of the sloppy does and chocolate moose that his mother makes. All he wants is his favorite food...delicious BOY! Great word play and illustrations lead to a very entertaining story that young children will love. I read this to my third grade class and it was very popular. Funny dishes like "boy chops" and "boys-n-berry pie" inspired a creative writing project in which the class came up with their own recipes for "Boy" dishes. Recipes for...more
Ruth Lyons
This book is about a little wolf who does not want to eat what his mother prepares. He would much rather have boy for dinner. One day he decided to yell that he saw a boy and when his parents did not find one they returned to a ruined meal. He did the same thing the next day and experenced the same result. Sadly the next time he cried "boy" no one came but this time their really were boys and no one believed him. Little Wolf learns a very important lesson about lying and complaining.
The illuatra...more
OK, I am in my 40's and laughing out loud at this incredibly creative, FUN story. The illustrations really compliment it and are expressive and inviting to the book.
Poor little wolf is tired of the same old meals-- "lamburgers again?" he whines. Other objectionable menus include sloppy does, chocolate moose, and three-pig salad. Father wolf fondly reminisces about better times when boy chops, baked boytatoes, and boysnberry pie were to be had. The fun begins when little wolf sends his parents on a bogus boy chase in an effort to postpone supper. He pulls this stunt once too often and spoils his chance to way-lay a troop of boy scouts who march right past th...more
Great new spin on a classic. Very funny and enjoyable for my three year old son.
A little too gruesome for my tastes. A young wolf really likes to eat boy, but his family hasn't had it in a while. He decides to cry out "Boy" out of boredom so his parents will try to catch one. He does this one too many times before he sees a troop of Boy Scouts marching through the forest. One actually comes into the wolf's house, but his parents will not look where he tells them to. The book is a good spoof on the traditional folktale, but no for those who are easily disgusted when thinking...more
Amanda Casteel
Author: Bob Hartman

Illustrator: Tim Raglin

Genre: Fiction Picture Book

Year Published: 2004 by Puffin

Reading Level: Early

Topic/Theme: Fairy Tales (twisted), Animals

Issues Addressed: Lying

Classroom Uses: Read Aloud, Individual Reading, Guided Reading

Summary: This is the story of a little wolf who was tired of the food his mother prepared. He discovers every time they look for a boy to eat they eat junk food. Then one day there are a bunch of boys, and his parents do not believe him.

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This book was pretty cute and the illustrations were good as well. Not one of my favorites but definitely an honorable mention.
A great kids book and very funny!
Best children's book ever!
While we are may recognize the boy who cried wolf...well, we may be also have heard of the wolf who cried boy since there are a few versions floating around. In this one, the boy is tired of mom's cooking (muskatratouille as an example) and wants boy. He fools his parents twice but on the third attempt (when a boy scout troop is near their cave), they won't fall for his shenanigans. I just thought the title was okay but my audience REALLY liked it, requesting it twice. Based upon their assessmen...more
Scott Roark
This is a spin on a classic book that allows students to realize that writing can be rewritten and still produce an enjoyable read. Students should pick their own classic tale and then rewrite it following this books style. This would allow for a creative writing experience. Students could also do a compare and contrast with this book and the original, making a list of those differences. The moral of the story is the same, but just shows a slightly different twist.
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