Being honest is a frequent issue and learning experience for young children as new social situations arise on a daily basis. This "Kids Talk Jr." book speaks to issues of honesty and explores why it is so important to be truthful. Sam Strong, our fifth grade student narrator, guides the listener through a variety of letters exploring honesty and how to apply it in your everyday life. From not liking a gift or finishing your homework to stealing, honesty is the only way to deal with tough situations. The end of the book is enhanced with a quick Honesty Quiz and Hero File about Nellie Bly, the first women to report honestly on the treatment of women in the workplace. The Glossary of Terms, Learn More at the Library, and On the Web sections provide extended learning opportunities for children to further explore honesty in their lives and in the world beyond.
Carrie Finn never thought that she would write books, much less books for children. However, after spending so much time with her 13 nieces and nephews, something must have rubbed off on her. She’s now the author of 10 titles for Picture Window Books.
Carrie has been teaching college writing since 1999 and continues to enjoy helping others with their writing. She stays busy by throwing pottery on the wheel, playing the piano, baking bread from scratch, and talking to the miniature donkeys on the farm near her house.
Carrie currently lives in Waterloo, Iowa, with her husband and trusty sidekick, Dan.