Friday, December 26, 2014

"The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf" by Caldric Blackwell

The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf
by Caldric Blackwell

The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf is suitable for children ages 3 to 7. This book is currently on tour with Worldwind Book Tours. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

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.

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
Byron is a six-year-old werewolf who can't howl. When he is asked to lead the howling at the next full moon, Byron panics and is afraid he will embarrass himself. He seeks help from the mayor, the blacksmith, and even a wolf, but nothing helps. What will happen on the night of the full moon? Will Byron ever learn to howl?
This is a story about differences and learning to stop worrying about what other people think. The colorful illustrations by Emma Phillips are a treat. A cute book with a great lesson for young children.

About the Author
Caldric Blackwell realized he loved reading when he read about a bunch of people (with single-syllable names) and their pets (also with single-syllable names) in kindergarten.
Exposure to a host of great authors while studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara inspired him to begin writing fiction. Although he began writing short stories for adults, he eventually migrated to writing children's books. His debut work is an early chapter book titled The Enchanted River Race. He has also released a picture book, The Boy Who Couldn't Cry Wolf.
Outside of writing, Caldric enjoys hiking, gardening, and playing a variety of string instruments. Caldric currently resides in California.