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The Boy Who Cried Fabulous by Lesléa…

The Boy Who Cried Fabulous

by Lesléa Newman

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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 |
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  Schroederrp | Nov 29, 2010 |
This is an example of a realistic fiction book. It is set in present day and it is a story about a boy who loves the word fabulous and spends all day celebrating things fabulous. The boy and his parents are realistic characters which could be real life people.
Art Media: gouache
Appropriate Age: Primary ( )
  annikasmith | Jan 29, 2009 |
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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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