Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 18
- Grade: 4 to 6
- Reading age: 9 to 11
Who hasn't told a fib or two? Whether trying to spare someone feelings or get out of a whole heap of trouble, everyone bends the truth now and then. But lying is usually a way of avoiding the types of everyday conflicts that people have to deal with throughout their lives. This book will help kids deal straight up with conflict and lying, whether they have lied, been lied to, or witnessed others struggling to tell the truth.
About the authors
CATHERINE RONDINA is a columnist and reporter for publications such as City Parent, Good Times, Post City Magazines and Canadian Living. Her writing for children has appeared in educational anthologies, literacy workbooks for students, and she is the co-author of a guide to professional baseball for women. She lives in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto, with her husband and three children.
DAN WORKMAN is an illustrator and graphic artist who has been featured in such magazines as Chart, Faze, Gasoline and Musicworks. Dan is a graduate of the Interpretive Illustration Program at Sheridan College and currently resides in Toronto.
"The text will appeal to the intended audience; it is clear and concise, and the examples given are extremely relevant to life in the classroom ... A useful source for teachers wanting to discuss the topic of lying in their classrooms."
Other titles by Catherine Rondina
Fighting racism to become a hockey superstar and role model for athletes of colour
How a First Nations kid became a superstar goaltender
Lighting Our World
A Year of Celebrations
Don't Touch That Toad and Other Strange Things Adults Tell You
Deal with it before word gets around
Deal with it if you please