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The Boy Who Cried Fabulous by Lesléa…

The Boy Who Cried Fabulous

by Lesléa Newman

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I found this book to be really enjoyable for many reasons. The main idea of this story is that you should always try to find the best parts about everything and that you should be an individual. At the begging of the story, the boy’s parents didn’t know what to do with him because he would always be late to everything. It turns out, the boy was always late because the wonderful things he saw during his travels always distracted him. It appeared that the boy had to compliment everything he could see. This shows the reader that even though your destination may not be fabulous, you can certainly find something along the way. Near the end of the story the boy takes his parent out and shows them the world through his eyes. After seeing what their child sees, the parents praise him for be so different and loving everything. ( )
  bfried10 | Sep 16, 2014 |
From Amazon: "...Kids will always cotton to a character who marches to a different drummer-- especially one with a fabulous beat." -- Publishers Weekly.

Tarpey-Schwed comment: The boy who cried fabulous may or may not be gay, but he is fabulous and wonderful. A terrific story from Leslea Newman.
  rschwed | Oct 5, 2013 |
I read this and laughed most of the time. My wife read it and couldn't help laughing. This boy was a little unusual and yet the book is great for adjective use. I can picture reading this just before a talk about overused words. Fabulous isn't exactly the most common overused word, but for this kid it was. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
Roger is so excited to see everything the world has to offer, he's always running late. He describes everything as "fabulous." When his tardiness and overuse of the world "fabulous" get him in trouble, he figures out different ways to say and express just who he is. Great retro/graphic style illustrations make the world really seem as beautiful as Roger sees it. Great for character education or to illustrate the use of a good thesaurus. ( )
  pacifickle | Dec 1, 2010 |
Over-used same words ( )
  Schroederrp | Nov 29, 2010 |
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The only thing Roger likes better than exploring the world around him is describing it. And Roger describes most things as fabulous! But his parents have a different view. They want Roger to see things the way they do, so they ban "fabulous" from his vocabulary. Fabulously illustrated by Peter Ferguson, this cheerful tale will have children rejoicing along with Roger at all the fabulous--no, marvelous! no, dazzling!--things that await him when he steps outside.
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A young boy's fascination with everything he sees around him causes him to be late and upsets his parents, until they come to realize his special gift.

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