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PINKY PROMISE: A Book about Telling the Truth (Teach Your Children Well Series)

Author: Vanita Braver, MD

Illustrator: Cary Pillo

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Publisher: Child & Family Press,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Madison discovers that it feels much better to tell the truth than to lie to her parents. This is a read-together book that uses a common situation to open family discussion and thought.

Type of Reading: playtime reading; read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 3 to 8

Age of Child: Read with 3½-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: Our preschooler asked questions and tried to guess what would happen.

Adult Reader Reaction: This book was very readable, repeatedly so, and brought out fresh conversation each time.

Pros: This is a great book that gently touches on the importance of telling the truth. It is a good psychological look at how lies affect the teller.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. Use this book before your child picks up the lying habit.

If You Liked This Book, Try: LYING DAY   JUST AS YOU ARE: THE STORY OF LEON AND SAM   BULLY BRIGADE

Educational Themes: Lying is confronted in a gentle and non-accusatory manner, making it easy--and creating "neutral" ground--for talking with kids.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, family, life lessons

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2005

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