Andrew and the Birthday Surprise: The Boy Who Cried Wolf Remixed
Miller, Connie Colwell
. Amicus Publishing . Mankato, MN
REM 2 .
PZ8.2.M488An 2017 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a review copy, and the publisher's slip inside the front cover declares a publication date of 2016, even though the copyright on the verso of the title-page is 2017. This is a good attempt to translate BW into contemporary circumstances. Andrew's two sisters are baking cookies as a surprise birthday gift for their mother. Andrew's job is to watch the front door and yell "Wolf!" if mother comes back home. He yells "Wolf!" twice as a joke on his sisters when mother is nowhere in sight. Then she does appear, and his yelling is not taken seriously by his sisters. "Andrew felt terrible" and "His lies had ruined the surprise." A telling of the traditional story follows along with questions for reflection and discussion.