Everyone knows about the boy who cried wolf, but have you heard about the wolf who cried boy? Little Wolf is tired of the same old Lamburgers and Chocolate Moose. What he would really like to eat is Boy! After sending his parents out on a number of wild goose (boy!) chases, Little Wolf gets his come- uppance. When a real boy scout wanders by, his ...Read MoreEveryone knows about the boy who cried wolf, but have you heard about the wolf who cried boy? Little Wolf is tired of the same old Lamburgers and Chocolate Moose. What he would really like to eat is Boy! After sending his parents out on a number of wild goose (boy!) chases, Little Wolf gets his come- uppance. When a real boy scout wanders by, his parents just ignore their son's pleas to catch the boy for supper. This entertaining tale is very loosely based on the familiar fable of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, but with a topsy turvy slant that all Bob Hartman fans will expect and enjoy.Read Less
Publishers Weekly, 2002-05-06 When a spoiled Little Wolf pooh-poohs his Lamburger and Sloppy Doe dinner, Father Wolf dreamily recalls a true delicacy. There was a time when a clever wolf could snatch a shepherd boy off a hill, he muses, leaning back in his overstuffed easy chair. Why, there was nothing better than a steaming plate of Boy Chops... and some Boys-n-Berry Pie. He and Mother Wolf promise to cook the first boy their finicky son can find. Thereafter, Little Wolf teases his nostalgic parents by yelling, Boy! Boy! for kicks. By the time Little Wolf spies a dozen plump Scouts hiking through the forest, his folks don't believe him anymore. Hartman (Bible Bad Guys) names many storybook meals, including Three-Pig Salad (with bricks, straw and sticks) and Granny Smith Pie, but never explains why boys are such an elusive quarry. Raglin (The Thirteen Days of Halloween) pictures the wolves as rustic homebodies in old-fashioned clothes, and Little Wolf as a prankster in short pants. His fine-line pen-and-ink illustrations, which have the dense crosshatching of woodcuts, seem immobile despite the keyed-up activity. This glib reversal of The Boy Who Cried Wolf has its slapstick moments, but can't top Jan Fearnley's Mr. Wolf books for sinister hijinks. Ages 5-up. (May) Fiction Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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