By MATT SEIFMAN

IMAGE: Tricycle Press
The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, by Lesléa Newman, 2004 IMAGE: Tricycle Press

The Boy Who Cried Fabulous is about a young boy named Roger who is very curious, loves to explore and gets very excited by all the sights he sees on the street. He finds everything to be “FABULOUS”: from hats and coats, to stores,  food and books. Unfortunately, Roger’s fascination distracts him very easily from what he’s supposed to be doing, such as going to or coming home from school. This drives Roger’s parents crazy, since he is always getting in trouble for being late for school and taking his own sweet time coming back home at the end of the day. His parents try next to everything to get Roger to stop being fascinated with everything around him. But, in the end, they realize just how much of a gift it truly is to have such a curious and easily fascinated son.