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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (157 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: B.G. Hennessy Narrator: Peter Scolari Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545521666
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A retelling of a timeless tale that is sure to leave readers grinning sheepishly.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf is given new life in this imaginative…book.The story ends with a fanciful twist…A clever take on an old favorite.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “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.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janna Gifford | 2/14/2014

    " The Boy Who Cried Wolf by B.G. Hennessy is a folklore book that is appropriate for children in the primary and intermediate age group. The story is about a boy who decides to go out onto the street, screaming wolf and has his neighbors come out to save him. He does this three times in a day and each time the neighbors came out to save him, he would laugh at them for falling into his trick. Finally, a real wolf comes and attacks the boy, eating him and when the boy calls out for help, no one answers. I gave this book three stars because of the storyline. I think that this story is fantastic to teach children not to lie to others because there are consequences for lying and tricking people. I was not impressed with the book but as well I was not disappointed in the book. The illustrations for the children to look at were detailed and colorful but I did not like the drawing in the book. I think that for this book to be effective, a child can see themselves in the book and I really could not picture myself. I think that is was great that the text itself was more modern as well as not having so many lines per page. I do think that it would be a great book to read out loud to the children in a classroom because the teacher can have the students work on predicting what is going to happen next as well as looking at morals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ciera | 2/5/2014

    " This book is a retelling of the original fable just with some added details that made for a longer and more fun story. I think the best part of this book was the illustrations. They were entertaining, colorful and very detailed. The illustrations done with the different fonts were also very pleasing, such as when the boy cried wolf it would be in all capitals, or how when the sheep "Baaaa"ed it would be in wavy letters. Although it was a retelling of the original, it still taught the wonderful lesson of being trustworthy and respectful towards other people in order to get the trust and respect back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara the Librarian | 1/27/2014

    " Great illustrations, fun interactive potential-- ending not scary enough-- sheep just hiding up in tree. Should look for better version maybe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gordon Pennington | 1/23/2014

    " The Boy Who Cried Wolf is the story of a young shepherd who, out of both boredom and seeking attention, cries wolf more than once falsely. The townspeople grow so accustomed of the boy's antics that when a wolf does actually attack the herd, the townspeople don't come to help. This story is a classic, and the illustrations are vivid. This is certainly not as dark as some adaptations of the story. This could be used in the classroom concerning telling the truth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madison Pozner | 1/21/2014

    " I don't actually recal reading this book when I was younger although I do remember family telling me about it and the lesson behind it. I enjoyed reading this book now even though I am older and I would like to have in my classroom when I begin to teach. I like this book because it has a lesson behind it which I think would be great for students. I think this is a good book for kids 5-7. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Sherry | 1/16/2014

    " The Boy Who Cried Wolf, by B.G. Hennessy is an excellent story that every child should be familiar with. I'm sure if you were to ask any teenager if they have heard of this story their answer will likely be yes. This story has been and will continue to be one of the very most vital stories for a young child. It deals with lying and the consequences that follow. In elementary school, children start testing their limits more and more. They begin to lie for fun and do not realize what could happen. This book captures that lesson in a colorful and interesting way. The pictures are very detailed and the story is very much one of suspense. With every page students will be wondering what is going to happen next. It is a great story to read aloud not only because of the lesson it teaches, but because a teacher can make it a very interactive book and make a discussion during and especially after reading it. During the book, students can predict what is going to happen to the young shepherd and what the townspeople are going to do. After the book, I believe that children would love to discuss with each other and the teacher about why no one believed the shepherd boy in the end, and why it is not okay to lie about a potentially very serious situation. This book is great and will definitely be used as a read aloud in my classroom! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oliur Rahman | 1/11/2014

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cana | 1/7/2014

    " Mommy says: Nicely done version of the classic. Check out the bugs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Inspired Kathy | 12/27/2013

    " Cute retelling of the boy who cried wolf. My kids got a good laugh out of the bored boy picking his nose and the sheep in a tree at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 dee | 12/5/2013

    " I really liked the illustrator of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorna Reed | 11/23/2013

    " Beautifully told and illustrated book. The boy learns his lesson about not telling the truth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tuyet Tran | 11/21/2013

    " Honesty is the best of policy. If you happens to lie too much, no one will believe you anymore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ambra | 11/20/2013

    " I like to tell this story to my kids, but hadn't seen a picture book version that I liked. This one is cute and I like the illustrations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 10/31/2013

    " This is the classic tale of the little boy who cried wolf. Some details are slightly different. It's a great moral lesson for your students. This would be a fun interactive read aloud. The illustrations are fun, as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/12/2013

    " The boy who cried wolf is a fun book for younger readers. However, it always has a lesson to teach. This book is full of nice pictures that keep the story going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 10/5/2013

    " It is the classic tale of a boy who cries wolf. What I like about this book is that it is from the boy's perspective and he is bored and that is why he is crying wolf. The pictures are great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 9/18/2013

    " This non-fiction picture of the old folktale has great illustrations. The students like to point out the small details on each page. And I like to talk about the lesson learned by the boy in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Destinee Sutton | 8/24/2013

    " I think the ending of this is very gentle (i.e. a cop out). The boy is totally supposed to get eaten! But the illustrations are great and I think this is one of the best morality tales out there (especially if the boy gets it in the end). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick Stoner | 5/31/2013

    " This is the long American tale that everyone knows. If this story can be instilled in children from a young age they can learn to not lie or play jokes with serous matters. I really like this story because it always holds true. I would share this book with K and first graders. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Nastja | 10/17/2012

    " A classic story of morals and not lying to people who want to help you. This is a great book to read to your students who a situation like this comes up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler | 9/29/2012

    " it was funny and i liked it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christi | 9/19/2012

    " it was cute, but i need to be better about addressing the moral of the story when i read it to them. i think it varies from the original folk tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Vu | 5/17/2012

    " This is a good book to learn about the life on a farm. You can learn that wolves eat sheep, which is a part of the food chain. Grades 2-4. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marc :p | 4/15/2012

    " He got what was coming to him... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolores | 12/22/2011

    " Timeless fable with an important message. Expressive illustrations. Pairs wonderfully with "The Wolf Who Cried Boy." "

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About the Author
Author B.G. Hennessy

B.G. Henessy is the author of more than thirty children’s books. For many years she worked as an art director at a major children’s book publisher in New York, and now she lives on Mummy Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with her family.