Monday, December 29, 2014

REVIEW: The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf

The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf
Caldric Blackwell

Genre: Children
Publisher: Icasm Press
Publication date: 11.19.2014
Pages: 32

Recommended by: Worldwind Virtual Book Tours, Read 2 Review
Date read: 12.24.2014

Summary:  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.

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.


Caldric said...

Thank you for taking a look at my picture book!

Meghan H said...

You're welcome!!