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The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a playful exploration of what happens when liars get found out.

This classic fable playfully explores the temptation in us all to exaggerate – and the risks attached! The Boy Who Cried Wolf  is familiar as one of Aesop’s Fables, but its origins go much further back than that, and the versions of it are found in cultures throughout the world. In all the message is the same: nobody believes a liar.

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Meet the author and illustrator


This version of the story is illustrated in distinctive style by Mahni Tazhibi, an award-winning Iranian artist. She is a freelance illustrator and designer living in Tehran.



Read more about  The Boy Who Cried Wolf:
  • Stories join us together. A review by IBBYLINK. Link
  • A review by Books for Keeps. Link
  • A life lesson through a story. A blog post. Link
  • Let’s look at the details. A review. Link
  • A creation of cultural bridge. An interview with the translator of the book. Link
  • A review by Over 40 and a Mum to One. Link
  • A review by That’s Books and Entertainment. link
  • Tiny Owl flies to China. Link
  • World Book Day reinforces the idea of stories as cultural bridges. Link


Ibby Link

An old story here brought right up to date with Tazhibi’s vibrant modern illustrations.

Books for Keeps

An exciting pictorial experience.

That's Books and Entertainment

A masterful retelling of one of Aesop’s Fables.

Posted in All Books, Books & Gifts, Modern Fables