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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 Scolar Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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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.