Doug-Dennis and the Flyaway Fibby Darren Farrell
When best friends Doug-Dennis and Ben-Bobby go to the circus, something terrible happens. Doug- Dennis eats all of his friend's popcorn, and then tells a fib (It wasn't me!), which grows and grows (Maybe monsters ate it!), carrying Doug-Dennis away. As the lie gets bigger, Doug-Dennis flies higher, until he's floating in a land of lies-some of them/i>/i>… See more details below
When best friends Doug-Dennis and Ben-Bobby go to the circus, something terrible happens. Doug- Dennis eats all of his friend's popcorn, and then tells a fib (It wasn't me!), which grows and grows (Maybe monsters ate it!), carrying Doug-Dennis away. As the lie gets bigger, Doug-Dennis flies higher, until he's floating in a land of lies-some of them big, some small, and some just downright weird. Doug-Dennis misses his best friend, and realizes there's only one way to come back down: by finally telling the truth.
Darren Farrell, a bright new talent in picture books, has created a cautionary tale that's chock-full of hilarity. This charming sheep is sure to become a favorite. (And that's the truth.)
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 11.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Darren Farrell lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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Doug-Darren (that's a fib already, the author isn't Doug-Darren he's just plain Darren) came to our class and read Doug-Dennis and the Flyaway Fib to us. He did all these great voices and pointed out all these extra things in the pictures that we probably wouldn't have noticed if we read it all by ourselves. He gave us some stickers and most of us put them on our notebooks so we can laugh when we look at the picture of Doug-Dennis and remember all those funny fibs. All of us in the class are going to tell our friends about Doug-Dennis and I bet they will make their parents go to the bookstore and buy them their own Doug-Dennis book. I am going to make my Dad take me to Barnes and Noble on Saturday because I am going to a birthday party for my friend Susan-Vincent (that's really her name) and I want to give her the book. We love to tell fibs but only for fun. We never tell our parents fibs, except sometimes we tell them we've finished our homework when we want to play video games. Sometimes they know we're not telling them the truth - but that's only a little fib, right? written by Lavinia-Gail and I wrote this all by myself (well, that's kind of a fib, my Dad helped a little)
This was like a 99 cent book.
Doug-Dennis and the Flyaway Fib receives high marks from both parents and children. It joins a select number of special books that both you AND your kids will want to read again and again and again. The fibs are simply hilarious and the friendship between Doug-Dennis, a sheep, and his best bud Ben-Bobby, an elephant, is touching. We are left agreeing that honesty really is the best policy. At no point is the honesty message heavy-handed. Farrell manages to pull off a serious morality tale that feels as light and lovable as his adorable pen-and-ink sheep. A must buy!