Sunday, August 19, 2007

Booksprouting Review: Would I Ever Lie To You? by Caralyn Buehner

Would I Ever Lie to You? by Caralyn Buehner

Illustrated by Jack E. Davis

Reading level: Ages 4 - 8

Hardcover, 32 Pages

Published: May 2007

Estimated price: $16.99 USD

“Would I ever lie to you?” is a story about a boy and his older cousin, Ed, a child who is notorious for telling all sorts of outrageous things. Ed’s cousin finds it difficult distinguishing between what is a lie (“your dessert is poisonous”) and what truth there is to Ed’s words (“Aunty has no teeth”). He finally turns the tables on Ed one day by making him the butt of a practical joke.

Author Caralyn Buehner writes her boys-will-be-boys story in rhyming lines, which seems appropriate given the sing-song nature of the teasing between Ed and his younger cousin.

Younger siblings will identify with this humorous yet honest portrayal of what it’s like to be the geeky – and gullible – younger sister or brother.

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