“I didn’t do it! I said, feeling all sorts of sly. And that was the start of my gigantic lie. This whimsical picture book tells the story of a little girl who breaks her mother's cookie jar. But rather than tell the truth, she begins with a tiny lie that quickly spirals out of control. In the end she realizes it is always better to tell the truth and face the consequences than to deal with a fib that keeps getting bigger and bigger...
|Publisher:||Shadow Mountain Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Melissa Anderson works as a volunteer Support Group Facilitator for the Children’s Bereavement Center in San Antonio, Texas. She and her husband, Jared, have six children. Jared is in the army and is currently deployed to Baghdad. Casey Nelson holds a degree in illustration and has worked as a figure drawing teacher in BYU’s illustration department, performed in an improvisational comedy troupe, and been an artist for video games. She currently works for The Walt Disney Company as a writer/director of video game cinematic and a concept artist. Casey lives in Sandy, Utah.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5 stars This book is about a little girl who is learning about what happens when you tell a lie. The cookie jar is broken on the floor. The little girl has to explain to her mother what happened. But instead of telling her mother the truth, she chooses to tell a lie. It was fun to read about the lie she created, because it changed a little each time she re-told it. I think other kids my age will enjoy this book because the lie gets very silly. Even though her lie is unbelievable, the story talks about a very serious thing: that it's better to tell the truth. Some of my favorite parts of the book were the colorful pictures, and the way that some of the words were falling across the page, the way the cookie jar fell off the shelf. Each page has new surprises, that make you want to keep reading and see what happens next. Bea L., age 5, Oregon Mensa