My Big Lie (Little Bill Series)by Cosby, Varnette P. Honeywood
Little Bill gets in big trouble when he tells a fib to explain why he has come home late for dinner. Full color.
Children's Literature - Susan HeplerOne of the "Little Bill" series, this entry suggests that when you tell a fib and own up to it, your parents will still love and support you. Bill tells his story from his room where he's been sent to read The Boy Who Cried Wolf and think about its message. It seems he was too busy playing to come home and so he makes up a story about getting in a strange man's van to give him directions. When Dad is about to report this to the police, Bill admits to his fib and is punished. As usual, a didactic note from psychologist Alvin Poussaint tells parents what this story teaches children. Honeywood's bright-colored, stylish paintings resemble collage shapes and convey the action with a pleasing minimum of detail.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 2-3-Cosby continues his easy-reader series with this story within a story. Little Bill retells the traditional "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and relates how he has been banished to his room for making up a "BIG FIB" to cover up his tardiness. Once he confesses and sees himself in the folktale, he realizes that he deserves his parent's anger and punishment. Cosby's comic sense is not clearly in evidence in this didactic story, but he does meet the increasing demand by adults for children's books that illustrate moral issues. The sophistication of this book is found in Honeywood's collage illustrations. The artist's skilled use of flat color creates vibrant pictures that convey drama and emotion that are anything but flat.-Pat Leach, Lincoln City Libraries, NE Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Little Bill tells his parents a lie, then confesses and has to read 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf,' and learns the errors of his way. This book is a great lesson for young liars as is 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' and 'Pinocchio.'