The Boy Who Cried Fabulous

Author/Illustrator: Leslea Newman/Peter Ferguson
Publisher: Tricycle Press
Publication Date: 2004
Genre: Picture book
Audience: Gr. 1 - college

Overview: What a fabulous book
to help readers use
fabulous words to tell,
describe, or amuse.

What a fabulous process
of learning new words
by the boy who cried “fabulous”
to all of the birds.

The word “fabulous”
permeates all of his days
This book will help kids
Change his repetitive ways.

Thus, the main character uses the word fabulous until he is banned from using it again!

Activity: This book very easily provides lots of opportunity to discuss word choices. Use it as the creative stepping-stone to a study of synonyms.

Reviewer’s Name: Deb Marciano