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  1. says:

    Living in a kingdom consumed by conflict between the local king and the local dragon who has destroyed all of the forests on the mountainside Boy is for the most part blithely unconcerned Happy in his life with his parents who understand his sign language even if the villagers do not he leads a uiet gentle existence Then one day he strays into the middle of a battle between the king's knights and the dragon and being deaf doesn't hear either side shouting at him When he finally does realize where he is his innocent uestion Why are you fighting? leads to some revelations that help end the conflictOriginally published in Australia this delightful original fairy tale features a number of popular storytelling elements from dragons to knights and stars a winsome young hero who just also happens to be deaf I found the story engaging and the artwork humorous and appealing I appreciated the fact that Boy is able to communicate with the king his knights and the dragons despite not being able to speak with them directly and I particularly liked that at the end when his parents and the villagers are thanking him they do so with sign language This hints at a hopeful future in which people learn the skills necessary to communicate with Boy Recommended to anyone looking for children's stories about peacemaking andor tales featuring deaf heroes


  2. says:

    Main character is deaf and uses sign language to communicate I love that the boy is a child not someone with a disability in this book


  3. says:

    Such a cute book The story takes place in a medieval setting where a king is fighting a dragon There is a small boy who is upset by the fighting so one day he runs out into the middle of the battle and writes in the sand Why are you fighting? His uestion makes the dragon and the kingknights stop and think about why they are fighting They ultimately realized that they both did not want to fight and they would rather be living in peace It was such a cute story about conflict resolution and awareness as to the reasons behind actions Great illustrations and cute read for children


  4. says:

    The illustrations always make or break my review of children’s book and these illustrations by Shane Devries are just too cute I particularly love the dragon However even with the adorable illustrations the storyline is what makes this book so special Boy is a deaf child and is misunderstood by the people in his village until he uses his observational skills to save the town The ending is sweet and shows the villagers thanking him using sign language which the book calls “dancing hands” I love that description


  5. says:

    This is an excerpt of a review was originally published on my website Miss Jenny's ClassroomBoy lives a happy life in his village but the other villagers just don’t know what to make of him He talks with his parents all the time but the villagers see his hands waving about and don’t get it At the same time the King and the knights are fighting against a dragon who burnt down all the trees When Boy wanders off one day he finds himself in the middle of the fighting but what can Boy do when no one understands?I’m going to say right off that I really really liked this bookI actually think I love this book A bit of history about me I have been self teaching myself AUSLAN since I was about 10 – I don’t get a lot of practice with it so it comes and goes So what does that have to do with the book? The protagonist Boy is deaf and communicates through sign language This is actually the first book I have EVER seen for children that features such a character if there are please do enlighten me in the commentsBoy is such an everyday character – he is shown as being no different than any other boy – and when he chases the lizard into the middle of a fight it becomes very clear that communication is a BIG problem in the village and in the fight I feel that it is the focus on communication that really makes this book stand out and such a good choice for the classroom How many times do kids and adults get into arguments for something perceived rather than the truth of what happened?


  6. says:

    Boy is a heartwarming book about a young boy who is deaf who lives in a village full of fighting and destruction Since he can not hear or speak he communicates through his dancing hands One day Boy marches right into the battle although everyone is shouting at him to leave he can not hear them The king marches over to him and asks him why he is there Since Boy can not communicate with them he writes in the ground why are you fighting? The king and the dragon then figure out that it was all a misunderstanding and Boy is pleased to see everyone coming together again in peace The town then responds to Boy by using their dancing hands Thank You they say The themes in this book could include differences disabilities and conflict resolution I loved this book because I have not read many books who have the main character be shown as deaf I thought it was so creative to describe his way of communicating through his dancing hands to show his use of sign languageI recommend this book because it introduces children to others who may have disabilities but also shows them that they are still completely able to succeed and communicate through different ways


  7. says:

    Boy is a great fantasy read that is engaging and has a lesson of peace and acceptance to tell it's readers The protagonist is a deaf boy who ends a war in his kingdom by getting to the heart of the conflict rather than being distracted by all the noise in the situation The book is a good one on one and group read allowing the imagination to run wild while still having a grounded meaningful lesson children and adults can apply to everyday life The illustrations are large enough for group story time but the actual story is appropriate for ages four and up The text is also a great starting place for beginning readers wanting to practice decoding in a challenging manner most likely for ages seven and up I wish the author would have included signs in the book or dedicated two pages at the end of the book to teach readers some basic sign language so they too can have dancing hands and communicate with friends who cannot hear or speak


  8. says:

    Boy decides to chase a lizard and trap it beneath his hat Even though there is a fierce battle raging between the king his knights and a dragon Boy is oblivious at first because he cannot hear Although he cannot hear nor speak he is able to communicate through signing But the warring factions still do not understand until they see Boy drawing in the dirt wherein he asks them all Why are you fighting? Then there is silence a far departure from the constant sounds of swords clashing and fire bellowing and knights yelling They are awestruck and begin to accuse one another but then realize that it had all been a big misunderstandingThe artwork of Shane Devries is very endearing extremely playful and cute


  9. says:

    Genre FantasyPicture BookGrade Level Primary 2 3Boy has dancing hands He can't hear He uses his hands to talk and draws pictures in the sand He sees the battle and doesn't like that his mom is sad When he runs in the middle of the battle to save his lizard everybody stops He gets them to listen to him and they call a truce A little child shall lead them is a scripture I'm fond of Children can make all the difference in the world Sometimes we adults need to do just that We must use our dancing hands instead of our fighting hands and bring peace to those around us I also like this book because I assume he is deaf and his dancing hands are sign language Something else I love


  10. says:

    What an uplifting story It was so nice to see a story of someone who is different be the hero I thought it did a great job of explaining differences in an age appropriate way It also explained how sign language works they called it dancing hands and made my boys want to learn about sign language I appreciate a book that excites my children and sparks their curiosity to learn about a topic


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Boy  author Phil Cummings

Boy could see the fear around him and how everyone would be much happier Boy decides to chase a lizard and trap it beneath his hat Even though there is a fierce battle raging between the king his knights and a dragon Boy is oblivious at first because he cannot hear Although he cannot hear nor speak he is able to communicate through signing But the warring factions still do not understand until they see Boy drawing in the dirt wherein he asks them all Why are you fighting? Then there is silence a far departure from the constant sounds of swords clashing and fire bellowing and knights yelling They are awestruck and begin to accuse one another but then realize that it had all been a big misunderstandingThe artwork of Shane Devries is very endearing extremely playful and cute

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The kings battles with the dragon were always mighty and loud CLING CLANG Such a cute book The story takes place in a medieval setting where a king is fighting a dragon There is a small boy who is upset by the fighting so one day he runs out into the middle of the battle and writes in the sand Why are you fighting? His uestion makes the dragon and the kingknights stop and think about why they are fighting They ultimately realized that they both did not want to fight and they would rather be living in peace It was such a cute story about conflict resolution and awareness as to the reasons behind actions Great illustrations and cute read for children

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CLONG ROARBoy lived in a silent world and couldn't hear the fighting But This is an excerpt of a review was originally published on my website Miss Jenny's ClassroomBoy lives a happy life in his village but the other villagers just don’t know what to make of him He talks with his parents all the time but the villagers see his hands waving about and don’t get it At the same time the King and the knights are fighting against a dragon who burnt down all the trees When Boy wanders off one day he finds himself in the middle of the fighting but what can Boy do when no one understands?I’m going to say right off that I really really liked this bookI actually think I love this book A bit of history about me I have been self teaching myself AUSLAN since I was about 10 – I don’t get a lot of practice with it so it comes and goes So what does that have to do with the book? The protagonist Boy is deaf and communicates through sign language This is actually the first book I have EVER seen for children that features such a character if there are please do enlighten me in the commentsBoy is such an everyday character – he is shown as being no different than any other boy – and when he chases the lizard into the middle of a fight it becomes very clear that communication is a BIG problem in the village and in the fight I feel that it is the focus on communication that really makes this book stand out and such a good choice for the classroom How many times do kids and adults get into arguments for something perceived rather than the truth of what happened?

  • Hardcover
  • 32
  • Boy author Phil Cummings
  • Phil Cummings
  • English
  • 03 October 2020
  • 9781760277055

About the Author: Phil Cummings

Phil Cummings had his first book published by OmnibusPenguin in and hassince written over sixty books for children.