The Boy Who Cried Wolf and the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs
. Award Publications Limited . Worksop, Nottinghamshire
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Award Publications had already published a pamphlet of these two stories illustrated by Biro in 2001. Now it comes out in a large print edition meant for children. The size is the same (8½" x 9½") but the print is larger. The setting is clearly from the Arabic world, as one notes in the turbans and minarets. In BW here, the boy does not laugh out loud after the first deception. The second day, the townsmen see the boy laughing and realize his deception. Biro's wolf, when he does appear, is terror-inspiring! The wolf eats all the sheep. GGE contains the great line after they have cut the goose open to find the gold inside: "But the goose was full of goose." The accompanying illustration has the man holding the back end and the wife the front end of the split goose.