“The Boy Who Cried Wolf or “The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf” is one of Aesop’s most well known fables. Many of us know the basic plot in which a boy falsely claims to see a wolf several times and then when a wolf really comes, the town people do not believe him and do not come to help. This basic plotline has even been the inspiration for episodes on some well known television shows. On Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the Cardassian Garak interpretes the moral as "Never tell the same lie twice". On the Simpsons, Bart attempts to avoid a test with several lies. And on Sesame Street, Cookie Monster enjoys some cookies after no one believes a little boy who cried “Monster” one too many times.
Below, staff at the Moore Public Library have retold the story of the shepherd boy and the wolf for your enjoyment in both English and Spanish.