The Boy Who Cried Wolf
. Magic Wagon . Edina, MN
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xPZ8.2.W85Bo 2010 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is an extra copy of this book. This is a 32-page adaptation of BW. Will Meugniot is, if anything, more expressive than the others working in this series. Typical of him are the huge number of sheep on 4-5 and the facial experssions of those sheep who are close. This boy is laughing from the start over the concern of the townsfolk who rush to help him. He tries the same trick the next day. In a reflective move I have not seen before, this text then has the people proclaim He would not try to trick us twice. The boy says You are so foolish to be tricked again. Meugniot's cast of characters hearing this statement on 16-17 needs to be seen! The very next day a wolf sprang out of the woods. In this version, the flock finally reaches town, and the boy asks why no one has helped. This version keeps close tally of numbers, and so the people respond Because you lied to us twice before. The visual work here verges on comics' art. I like the style of these adaptations. I was inspired when I found The Fox and the Grapes in this series and immediately found and ordered the rest.