Aesop's tales are brilliantly told in a simple, easy-to-read style that engages young readers. Each story explores one of life's stories providing the morals by which to live. Strikingly illustrated, these stories are entertaining for emergent readers.
The tale concerns a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his flock. When a wolf actually does appear, the villagers do not believe the boy's cries for help, and the flock is destroyed. The moral shows how lying is not rewarded.