Monday, May 9, 2011

I Cannot Tell a Lie

When seven-year-old Jody accidentally breaks the cookie jar while helping herself to a cookie, she’s afraid to tell the truth. She lies and says her sister did it.

But, her mother suspects the truth. She doesn't confront Jody. Rather, during the family's evening devotion time, Mom reads The Ten Commandments from the Bible and tells a story about Jacob lying to his father in an effort to make Jody realize she needs to confess.

It works. That night, Jody has trouble falling asleep and has a bad dream. The next morning she tells her mother she lied and asks for forgiveness. Then they both say a prayer asking God to forgive Jody.

I Cannot Tell a Lie, written and illustrated by Ruth Thompson, is a story for young children that illustrates the importance of telling the truth. It’s a story most youngsters can relate to.

The illustrations by Genevieve Stotler are bright, colorful and expressive.

What I Like: Everything.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Very Good.

Age Appeal: 4-8.

Publisher Info: Tate Publishing and Enterprises, 2010; ISBN: 9781616634360; Paperback, $8.99.

Buy now at $8.99!

Special Info: A free digital audio book download is included with the purchase of the printed book. The download code is located on the last page of the book.

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