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.
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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.