The Boy Who Cried Wolf



The Boy Who Cried WolfNothing 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, ThoughB.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.

A LITTLE ABOUT MEAs a child I loved to draw but I also loved books, especially picture books I still remember certain illustrations, covers and bindings from books that were read to me as a young girl.I ve lived in many places I grew up in Wantagh on Long Island, N.Y., graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts and attended St Lawrence University in upstate New York.At the University of Wisconsin in Madison, I majored in fine art and learned how to design, print and bind handmade books I also took courses in Children s Literature The combination of form and content in the picture book format fascinated me and after graduation I headed for NYC where I worked for 17 years in children s book publishing as a designer and art director But I didn t begin to write until I had children of my own.My books have been published in many countries and in many different languages You can find my books in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Germany Some of my books have been translated into German, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Tswana, Sesotho, and Zulu I now live with my family in Arizona You can readabout me at my website www.bghennessy.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  • B.G. Hennessy
  • English
  • 08 August 2019
  • 0689874332

10 thoughts on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf

  1. LaDonna says:

    3.512 STARSworthy of being rounded upWho does not know the story about the boy who cried wolf Who does not know the lesson about telling the truth and not misleading others Who has not had someone say, Don t be like the little boy who cried wolf Exactlywe all know about the story We all know its moral.So, the question becomes Does B.G Hennessy add anything new to the conversation No, not really But, I must give her credit the illustrator she selected is WONDERFUL Boris Kuli 3.512 STARSworthy of being rounded upWho does not know the story about the boy who cried wolf Who does not know the lesson about telling the truth and not misleading others Who has not had someone say, Don t be like the little boy who cried wolf Exactlywe all know about the story We all know its moral.So, the question becomes Does B.G Hennessy add anything new to the conversation No, not really But, I must give her credit the illustrator she selected is WONDERFUL Boris Kulikov s illustrations for this version of the tale offer so much They help Hennessy s words come alive There is no way you will not have several hearty laughs after the reading Hennessy s interpretation and seeing Kulikov s pictures.Check it out for yourself I do not think you will be too disappointed

  2. L.A. James says:

    The pictures go very well with the story You are sure to have a giggle from looking at the art.

  3. Keziah Green says:

    Author B G Hennessy and Illustrator Boris Kulikov 2006 Kulikov illustrates a funny version of this classic Aesop Fable He provides large, watercolor images of a young disconnected, nose picking, shepherd boy who struggles to entertain himself He claims to be SO bored and in an attempt to create excitement he tries to teach his sheep some tricks Unfortunately, none of them seemed interested, so he runs into town screaming Wolf Wolf Wolf There is a wolf after my sheep The sheep w Author B G Hennessy and Illustrator Boris Kulikov 2006 Kulikov illustrates a funny version of this classic Aesop Fable He provides large, watercolor images of a young disconnected, nose picking, shepherd boy who struggles to entertain himself He claims to be SO bored and in an attempt to create excitement he tries to teach his sheep some tricks Unfortunately, none of them seemed interested, so he runs into town screaming Wolf Wolf Wolf There is a wolf after my sheep The sheep watch in awe as throughout the book their eyes do all the talking Everyone you can think of runs out of town in search of the wolf The intensity of the townspeople It s actually quite humorous, as Kulikov provides an illustration of people of all backgrounds including a knight running in his armor, one casual man wearing a baseball cap, and a women dressed in fancy attire and heels Each one is also holding a random weapon such as a baseball bat, an umbrella and even a barber pole Love the illustrations as they clearly demonstrate the effect that his trick lie has on everyone He plays the same trick on the townspeople onetime By the time he s in a real state of emergency, the townspeople never arrive as, This time, no one believed him Although the moral of the story is not explicitly stated, the specific facial expressions on the shepherd boy make it easy to understand don t tell lies Continue lying and when you finally tell the truth, no one will believe you Target Audience 3 8

  4. Sabrina Barrientos says:

    Ratings 3.6 5Awards n aGenre Traditional LiteratureAudience 3 8 years oldSummary The classic tale of a boy who was bored in his small little town and wanted some excitement He kept teasing the townspeople of wolves coming until one day nobody believed him and wolves actually came.Specific Genre Prompts the main character is described as a curious bored little boy All day all he does is watch his sheep so he wanted some excitement in his life All of the The Boy Who Cried Wolf stories have Ratings 3.6 5Awards n aGenre Traditional LiteratureAudience 3 8 years oldSummary The classic tale of a boy who was bored in his small little town and wanted some excitement He kept teasing the townspeople of wolves coming until one day nobody believed him and wolves actually came.Specific Genre Prompts the main character is described as a curious bored little boy All day all he does is watch his sheep so he wanted some excitement in his life All of the The Boy Who Cried Wolf stories have been similar but i remember reading one version of the story was kinda dark In the end the wolves ended up eating the little boy I definitely would use this old fable for storytelling I had it read to me when i was younger and it always scared me about lying or exaggerating the truth to the people My goal would not be to have the children scared but to realize the moral of the story is to always be honest and people will trust you

  5. Justine says:

    Title The Boy Who Cried WolfAuthor B.G HennessyIllustrator Boris KulikuvGenre FableTheme s Honesty, Trust, FableOpening line sentence There once was a shepherd Brief Book Summary A boy tending sheep on a lonely mountainside thinks it a fine joke to cry wolf and watch the people come running and then one day a wolf is really there, but no one answers his call.Professional Recommendation Review 1 Kirkus Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2006 Vol 74, No 2 Never has this favorite tal Title The Boy Who Cried WolfAuthor B.G HennessyIllustrator Boris KulikuvGenre FableTheme s Honesty, Trust, FableOpening line sentence There once was a shepherd Brief Book Summary A boy tending sheep on a lonely mountainside thinks it a fine joke to cry wolf and watch the people come running and then one day a wolf is really there, but no one answers his call.Professional Recommendation Review 1 Kirkus Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2006 Vol 74, No 2 Never has this favorite tale been told with such animation and charming humor The shepherd boy is bored, really bored He tries to teach the sheep tricks, but they aren t interested He needs excitement so he cries WOLF and everyone comes running then he cries TWO WOLVES, and the townsfolk run lickety split to help again And you know the rest of the story on his third alarm, no response Only this time there are THREE HUNGRY WOLVES, and the boy has to hunt all day for his missing sheep by himself The last spread, wordless, shows the boy searching the pasture while the sheep are stacked up in a tree Kulikov s inventive watercolor and gouache illustrations give sheepish grins new dimension, as the expressions on the animals faces are unabashedly funny It s the in your face angles and perspectives that spin the drama, from the foot view of the boy picking his nose to sheep leaping to a pesky fly even the typeface name, Uncle Stinky, fits the romp Kids will cry for repeated readings of this amusing account.Professional Recommendation Review 2 Ilene Cooper Booklist, Feb 1, 2006 Vol 102, No 11 Children who may have heard their parents reference the boy who cried wolf without a clue about what they were talking about get a very funny version of the story here The plot is the familiar one, but humorous embellishments abound I am the most bored boy in the world, the shepherd says as he s picking his nose , so, for a little excitement, he runs into the town yelling, Wolf Wolf Wolf The people answer his frenzied cries twice but ignore him the third time, when three hungry wolves actually appear Along with the text s funny moments, Kulikov milks the situation in the art He uses a variety of perspectives, a couple of which almost put the boy in the reader s lap, and his watercolor and gouache artwork teases many laughs from the sheep, whose expressions range from adoring to alarmed This also has great energy, especially when the townspeople run hither and yon The ending is a little flat, but at least the sheep end up in a tree rather than a wolf s stomach Response to Two Professional Reviews It was definitely obvious that the focus of this book was the illustrations Just like the reviews say, the illustrations were very vivid and add a comedic element to the book Kulikov uses a variety of perspectives and the various dimensions make the characters faces unabashedly funny Children focus on pictures a lot when they read are read to, so I agree with the reviews in that this book definitely succeeded in bringing the story together with the illustrations Evaluation of Literary Elements What I liked about this book was the use of various sizes and shapes of the words When the boy yelled, the words went across the page in a zig zag formation depicting the sound waves The sound effect words such as munch, munch, munch are also in a different font, which makes it easy for young readers to distinguish between the standard narration text and the sound effects dialogue Consideration of Instructional Application I think this book provides the opportunity to teach the importance of honesty Students will get into groups of 5 6 and put on a skit with a plotline similar to The Boy Who Cried Wolf At the end of each skit, students in the audience will write down on a graphic organizer what each group s moral lesson learned is The activity is appropriate for grades 2 5

  6. Allie McKay says:

    The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a fable that teaches the lesson of always telling the truth The boy in the field with all of his sheep was bored and wanted some excitement to his day, but instead of asking someone to come be with him or find extra work to do he decided to tell a lie and cry out to his town that there was a wolf after his sheep and so all the towns people came running to help the boy find his sheep but they could not find the wolf because there was no wolf The boy then did the same t The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a fable that teaches the lesson of always telling the truth The boy in the field with all of his sheep was bored and wanted some excitement to his day, but instead of asking someone to come be with him or find extra work to do he decided to tell a lie and cry out to his town that there was a wolf after his sheep and so all the towns people came running to help the boy find his sheep but they could not find the wolf because there was no wolf The boy then did the same thing again and angered the towns people for wasting their time running up to the hill and searching for these said wolves that did not exist The lesson with lying is that every lie you tell your credibility decreases and people start to question the things you say A prime example of that situation is the next day the boy actually saw a pack of wolves in his field and called out to the town to help save his sheep but the towns people did not believe the boy because of the previous lies he told and he ended up having to do all the work himself and find all of his sheep alone all because he lied The moral of the story is lying gets you no where and when you lie people start to not believe the words that come out of your mouth and will no longer be willing to help you

  7. Oliur Rahman says:

    A classic short story by B.G Hennessy centred on a boy who goes out in the streets and screams wolf in an attempt to drive his neighbours out of their homes to save him Once they answer his call he laughs and mocks them After repeating his scam three times one day the boy is really attacked and eaten up by a wolf and as he screams, no one responds This is an excellent story for young children to be exposed to early on in their school experience to convey a powerful message The consequence A classic short story by B.G Hennessy centred on a boy who goes out in the streets and screams wolf in an attempt to drive his neighbours out of their homes to save him Once they answer his call he laughs and mocks them After repeating his scam three times one day the boy is really attacked and eaten up by a wolf and as he screams, no one responds This is an excellent story for young children to be exposed to early on in their school experience to convey a powerful message The consequence of lying and cheating continuously almost always leads to miserable outcomes

  8. Allison says:

    AnthonyIn life, some people feel bad about their granforler dieding In the text They Just got to get ove it At frist the villages feel Bad then They don t This was seen when They keep getting trick By the sheperd Boy Also, when they don t feel bad because They keep getting trick By the Shepherd Boy.First, At frist the villages feel bad then they don t when They keep getting Tricked By the Shepher Boy Because Fo example, he keep saying Wolf Wolf Triing to stel my seep But no Wolf eneware In AnthonyIn life, some people feel bad about their granforler dieding In the text They Just got to get ove it At frist the villages feel Bad then They don t This was seen when They keep getting trick By the sheperd Boy Also, when they don t feel bad because They keep getting trick By the Shepherd Boy.First, At frist the villages feel bad then they don t when They keep getting Tricked By the Shepher Boy Because Fo example, he keep saying Wolf Wolf Triing to stel my seep But no Wolf eneware In addition, At frist The villagers feel bad then They don t when They keep getting Tricked by the shepherd Boy For example, for the 2nd time Wolf Wolf Triing to stel my sheep But no wolf eneywere No Wolf in the paster and in the hill This is important because this show that villager are getting Trick By the Shepherd Boy.In the text The Boy who cried wolf, At frist the villagers feel bad then This was seen when They keep getting Trick By the shepherd bow Also, when they don t feel bad Because The cep getting Trick By the Sheperd By This makes me think that they don t bleveni him Next time, don t lie Jesus Espada The text teaches us to never lie The boy was in danger because he had lied way too much Another reason is the boy lost the townsfolk trust by lying to them Soon, he kept lying and then no one started to believe him anywhere These are all the reason that people don t lie because soon it would lead to serious things The lesson that the character learns is that lying about something will soon come back Reason one is that he kept on lying to the townsfolk saying wolves after my sheep For example, wolves would come after his sheep, then he would call the townsfolk but the wolves aren t their any Another example, is that they wouldn t believe him any In the text it said, that the townsfolk would come but then soon the wolves would leave All of this shows how to never lie because karma would always come back to you, and one one would give you their trust A character trait in the text is to have honesty because lying will not get you anywhere Not only do you lie but you have to be honest because if you re not no one will believe you For example, he lied to the townsfolk twice and third time he called they didn t come at all Another example is that soon the wolves came when the townsfolk didn t and ate the boy and the shepherd sheep In the text it said that the boy spent the rest of the day looking for a sheep, all by himself All of this shows that s how lying doesn t get you nowhere and doesn t protect you A lesson the text teaches is that lying to people you lose their trust Not only lying won t get you anywhere and honesty will, but you can t lie because if you tell the truth people will believe you and protect you For example, the boy couldn t be trusted because he would lie but if he told the truth people will trust, him and not leave him Another example is if he told the truth he d have the townsfolk trust but he lied and now he doesn t have their trust In the text it said, The townsfolk came running lickety split and ran into the town This all shows how lying can t get you nowhere and it will not be so good The character learns that lying will always come back to you in the future and could lead to people not trusting you One reason is he lied he lied to the townsfolk and no one believed him Another example is that twice the wolves came and when the townsfolk came the wolves would leave Onereason is that the boy lost their trust because he s been lying all the time This all shows, that the boy would never ever be trusted because he lied just to get help and to always protect his sheep Next time, he he should not lie and be honest so he can once have the townsfolk trust back Dontae ByfieldIn life, it s important to be free In the text Boy Who Cried Wolf, the shepherd has a boring life This was seen when he has to watch the sheep Also, when he never does anything fun Most of all, when never can t go anywhere First the shepherd has a boring life when has to watch the sheep For example every day when he wakes up the shepherd had to watch the sheep every single day In the text it said that, All day long all I do is watch the sheep And he is all alone and have nothing to do That s why his life is boring because everyday he has to watch the sheep.In addition, the shepherd has a boring life He never does anything fun For example he does not have technology and in the text it said that, None of my friends come to play This shows that he never does anything fun If the sheep was by itself I bet you it will be crying Finally, the shepherd has a boring life When he can t never go anywhere For example, he has to stay home and watch sheep all day long and never leaves He never gets any freedom and freedom is good for you because you can do whatever want in life In the text The Boy Who Cried Wolf, the shepherd has a boring life This was seen he never does anything fun Most of all, when he never can t go anywhere This makes me think the shepherd has a poor life and I feel bad Next time don t let nobody tell you what to do If your bored just sneak out

  9. Thomas Johnson says:

    The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a children s book for ages two through seven I enjoyed the story out of this fable This book was written by B.G Hennessy and illustrated by Boris Kulikov I would give this book a four star rating The story is original and tells a lesson The illustrations in The Boy Who Cried Wolf are great and detailed that connect to the story.There are many points that show how this book is a fable I would use this genre in my classroom at some point in the school year I hones The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a children s book for ages two through seven I enjoyed the story out of this fable This book was written by B.G Hennessy and illustrated by Boris Kulikov I would give this book a four star rating The story is original and tells a lesson The illustrations in The Boy Who Cried Wolf are great and detailed that connect to the story.There are many points that show how this book is a fable I would use this genre in my classroom at some point in the school year I honestly don t know how I would come up with a lesson to teach this The other genres were easier to think about coming up with a lesson If anything, I would try to explain who Aesop is and why he wrote fables, read a couple of his fables, and explain the characteristics.Some elements of what this book gave away that tells the audience that it is a fable is that there is animals acting like people There is always a problem in a fable In this book there is a boy who cries that a wolf is after his sheep, and the town s people come running to help him In a fable, there is a moral and lesson to be taught Which in this book is that when you are honest, people will trust you The boy lied about the wolf coming to attack the sheep because he wanted the attention and eventually the wolf did come and attack The Boy Who Cried Wolf is fictional and a short story

  10. Mark Harris says:

    Obviously, I know the story of the boy who cried wolf, but I haven t actually read it So, for a class assignment I was tasked with reading children s traditional literature that I haven t read before B.G Hennessy s writing is easy to follow and has a meter that a kid could easily enjoy Boris Kulikov s Art is well it s kind of scary at some points and I find it to be quite bland so I couldn t imagine what a child would think about it The structure and beats of the story and art are repet Obviously, I know the story of the boy who cried wolf, but I haven t actually read it So, for a class assignment I was tasked with reading children s traditional literature that I haven t read before B.G Hennessy s writing is easy to follow and has a meter that a kid could easily enjoy Boris Kulikov s Art is well it s kind of scary at some points and I find it to be quite bland so I couldn t imagine what a child would think about it The structure and beats of the story and art are repetitive, which makes it like I said, easy to follow, and I could see some parts getting stuck in kids heads Maybe I was just apathetic towards reading a story I already knew, but parts of it often feel uninspired or very generic whereas other parts seemed fantastical and even seemed like it had a lot of heart Kulikov s Art is creepy, especially the characters and animals eyes When people or animals are in large crowds I can t help but feel claustrophobic and uncomfortable often which may work to the book s strengths, but for me it just makes me uncomfortable Overall, it s a classic read and I can t imagine a kid not knowing this story However, I can t help but feel like I need to spare some students from panic attacks

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