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LYING DAY

Author: Lois June Wickstrom

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Publisher: Gripper Products, ©2001

Material: E-Book

Summary: Today is a school holiday, and Chester doesn't want to spend it doing chores. His plan to take the easy way out backfires, and his Mom takes the opportunity to teach him a lesson. Lying Day is a good, short story that teaches a lesson to all little kids about telling lies. It is an E-book.

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading

Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 4; read yourself: 5 to 8

Interest Level: 1 to 6

Age of Child: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™

Young Reader Reaction: The mother's actions are a great lesson to teach to young children about how they shouldn’t lie. If children tell the truth in the first place then they don’t have to be punished for doing wrong. The author has a good way of showing the consequences of lying.

Adult Reader Reaction: The author has created a very believable scenario for parents and kids alike. She also offers parents an affirmative way to teach lessons without raising voices or taking away privileges.

Pros: An excellent story that will hit home quickly…and keep kids on their toes if their parents apply the author's plan for turning the tables on lying.

Cons: It's an e-book, and may not be readily available to all audiences.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. It's a wonderful story for the price.

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Educational Themes: This is a simple way to hammer home the importance of telling the truth.

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Literary Categories: Fiction - religion and ethics

Date(s) Reviewed: March 2004, June 2006

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