This book is a hilarious version of the Aesop's fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The author tells the story from the wolf's perspective. The Wolf is old and feeble. He is unable to manage a vegetable garden since it has become overgrown with weeds. The wolf hears the boy calling him and follows the voice. He finds out that the boy has played a joke on the villagers (the angry ones with sticks). The boy claims he sees a wolf when he has not.
"Kids. Humph! Always playing tricks on old folks and old wolves." This is one of the funny statements the wolf expresses.
The wolf tricks the boy into giving him a goat. He learns the goat is a picky eater who only eats weeds. The wolf decides not to eat her. The two form a friendship and the wolf becomes a vegetarian.
I have enjoyed reading this book because it is engaging and a page turner.
Recommended ages are from 3-7 years old.