The Resource The boy who cried, written and illustrated by Khoa Le

The boy who cried, written and illustrated by Khoa Le

Label
The boy who cried
Title
The boy who cried
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Khoa Le
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Billy never misses an opportunity to throw a tantrum?until one day, his constant crying creates a river of tears that floods the house! Billy never misses an opportunity to throw a tantrum. One day, when his parents don?t let him buy a new toy, Billy starts crying so much that he floods the house with tears! Fortunately, he has his very large cat with him to drink up all of the water. Waking up to his parents in a dry house, Billy learns an important lesson about the consequences of tantrums
Illustration
Review
Poor Billy. While some stories send the message that it's OK for boys to cry, the pale-skinned boy in this picture book needs no such assurance. He cries freely, often, and at the slightest provocation; what he needs is help achieving emotional regulation. Fed up with his tantrum over not getting a toy he wanted while out with his mother, Billy's parents send him to his room, where he weeps and wails, with only his cat to comfort him. Before he falls asleep his mother says that his "tears have flooded the house up to my ankles!"; his father says the flood has reached his knees. Text and art suggest that readers should accept this literally, but readers may wonder whether it is in fact figurative speech that then provokes Billy's dream of being adrift in a sea of his own tears. Ultimately Tubbs the cat saves the day by drinking down all those tears, then sending Billy falling back into wakefulness and out of his dream. He immediately finds his parents, lesson learned: "while it's okay to cry sometimes, throwing a tantrum only causes a flood of problems!" This moralistic conclusion offers no practical strategies for readers coming to the book with similar emotional issues. Le's illustrations feature fine, black outlines and rich colors set on backgrounds that suggest mottled textures. A message-driven text at odds with the art's fantasy and whimsy. (Picture book. 4-6)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562408
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LÃa, Khoa
Dewey number
895.922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 0
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Temper tantrums in children
  • Emotions in children
  • Cats
  • Parent and child
Target audience
preschool
Label
The boy who cried, written and illustrated by Khoa Le
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French in Switzerland in 2014 by NuiNui"--Colophon
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
26 x 29 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781608877300
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The boy who cried, written and illustrated by Khoa Le
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French in Switzerland in 2014 by NuiNui"--Colophon
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
26 x 29 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781608877300
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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