Six-year-old Byron Woodward is a werewolf who can’t howl. Determined not to embarrass himself after being chosen to lead a full-moon ceremony, he embarks on a mission to learn how to howl. He learns a lot about howling during his journey, but more importantly, he learns a valuable lesson about believing in himself.
|Publisher:||Icasm Publishing, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.09(d)|
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The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf Anyone who follows my reviews knows that I love children's books. I have always loved sharing these stories with young ones, starting way back when I used to read to my little sister. My favorite ones are those that teach the child something, especially if it's a lesson learned about life, and about themselves. This story has a lesson to learn and Byron, though embarrassed to share the fact that he can't howl with others, goes to some adults that he trusts to ask his questions. So, beyond the lesson learned in the end, it also teaches children that, if you have a problem, whether it's big or little, you should always try asking an adult for help. The kids really enjoyed learning about Byron. And in the end they were very proud of him and what he learned. They liked the artwork (as did I - I love it when the artwork in a child's book looks as if a child did it - or, even better, IS done by a child) and have asked to read the book several times. Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
Byron is a six-year-old werewolf who can't howl. When he is asked to lead the howling at the next full moon, Byron panics and is afraid he will embarrass himself. He seeks help from the mayor, the blacksmith, and even a wolf, but nothing helps. What will happen on the night of the full moon? Will Byron ever learn to howl? This is a story about differences and learning to stop worrying about what other people think. The colorful illustrations by Emma Phillips are a treat. A cute book with a great lesson for young children. I received this book in return for an honest review.
The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf is an interesting take on the boy who cried wolf, being the opposite that is. It's a cute story about a werewolf who can't howl, and the young wolf searches for advice on how to howl before the full moon when he's chosen to lead a ceremony. Eventually, he learns an extremely valuable lesson about discovering how to do things his own way and learning to be himself. Worrying only held him back. The illustrations aren't scary, but I wasn't overly impressed with them. My six year old niece liked the book, and seeing how it's in her age group, I think the author really hit the nail on the head. Overall, I enjoyed the moral of the story, and after reading it a second time, I came to realize that it is a good story and appropriate for kids four to probably eight.