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Meaghan Reilly Betsy who Cried, Wolf! By Gail Carson Levine and illustrated by Scott Nash

Introduce the Book Betsy who Cried, Wolf! It is a fun twist on the old fable the “boy who cried wolf” in this story all of the animal talk, the sheep, and the wolf. Betsy is a young girl who just turned eighteen and can now take over watching the sheep. The Sheep are very funny and naughty always trying to get into trouble and have snooty comments. Betsy blows her whistle every time she sees the wolf near the sheep but the wolf keeps playing tricks on her.

Summary Spoiler alert! Betsy and the wolf become friends at the end of the book because the wolf is hungry. So Betsy gives up her lunch for the wolf then become friends. So everyday Betsy packs a lunch for the wolf and he stops playing tricks on her and they become allies. The story is a great story of being misunderstood and the wolf does not want to be mean but he is hungry. Betsy had a creative way to solve an old problem. Finally, the adults in the story recognize the wold as an ally and not an enemy and it is a happy ending. The twist on an old fable is a great way to teach students and adults that there can be a creative solution to an old problem. The story had a wonderfully kind ending to the story and not like the old fable. The sheep add an extra funny to the story with there comments and games to play on Betsy.

Share Your Favorite Part My favorite part of the book is when the wolf eats the Betsy lunch, this is when Betsey realizes that the wolf is not as bad as the horrific stories her parents have told her. This part of the story explains how you should not always believe what you hear to read about individuals and you should make your judgments about people or animals. During this time, you see the wolf eating Betsey blueberry pie and all the food in per lunch pale.

Give a Recommendation I would recommend this book to young students learning about fables, I would use this book to teach children about how fables can change over time. So the old fables are our history and it shows how culture changes the times and the people. Students and adults should always take this into consideration instead when learning from fables or stories. So I would recommend this book for a student in grades one - three.

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