|The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Free Coloring Page|
It was a very difficult fable to illustrate and took several days to get it organized to tell the point of the fable and still be something that gives young artist opportunities to color in. The story is classic; the shepherd boy had cried wolf so many times the men of the village no longer paid attention, so when a wolf appears no one comes to his aid. In my illustration, I have the men walking back to the village covering their ears and the wolf menacingly looking over the sheep pen wall while the sheep cower around the shepherd who is vainly calling for help. I did not want it to look too terrible so as not to disturb young minds.
There are a lot of opportunities for the young artist to be creative with this picture. There elements of landscape and drama. The sheep pen wall can be gray, brown or sandstone red, the landscape can be full of greens, the village can have red roofs, the men can have all kinds of colors on their clothing and the wolf can be gray or black.
Here is a link to my favorite Aesop's Fables website: aesopsfables.org.
Another favorite is aesopfables.com
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