|From The Publisher*|
In this quirky twist on the fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf, a boy's outrageous excuses turn out to have an unexpected element of truth.
Tim witnesses some strange happenings around his house, but no one believes his explanations. In fact, no matter what Tim says, his parents just punish him with chores. To save himself, he hatches a clever plan to expose the truth. Will it work, or will Tim have to spend the rest of his life raking the yard?
Bubbling with wit and humor from start to finish, author-illustrator Alex Latimer's debut picture book will have readers of all ages laughing out loud.
"...Hip and trendy but with a timeless theme, this is one enjoyable read." -Kirkus
"...Latimer has created offbeat digitally colored drawings brimming with quirky, diverse perspectives and hilarious details." -School Library Journal
"...Older siblings may sneak in while this one is being read aloud." -Publishers Weekly
"...With goofy, wide-eyed, stick-legged, plump-middled figures and just the sort of lunacy that could have sprung from an impish young imagination, this picture book makes for a cheerful, lightly subversive kids' point-of-view rejoinder to the lesson of owning up for your actions." -Booklist
"Latimer's book takes a very simple idea - telling the truth, however outrageous it is - and turns it into an odd and funny essay on the limits of lying and the eventual triumph of truth..." -Virginian-Pilot
"...Children are sure to be amused by this delightfully odd picture book. They will sympathize with Tim's predicament, and celebrate when he finds a solution. They might even be inspired to tackle the ninja and astronaut who have been causing problems in their lives. Who knows? Perhaps Tim's solution will work for them too." -Through the Looking Glass Reviews
Alex Latimer lives near the border of a national park so when not writing or drawing, he spends his free time shooing baboons out of his lounge. The Boy Who Cried Ninja is his first book for children. He lives in South Africa.