The Whopper

Written and Illustrated by Rebecca Ashdown

This humorous, quirky story is about a little boy who tells a lie, only to be followed around by his guilt in the form of the Whopper, a hungry and persistent monster. As Percy’s guilt grows, so does the Whopper, until finally the Whopper EATS Percy! Percy at last realizes that he must tell the truth in order to keep the Whopper from growing any bigger. An appealing and warmhearted story about how a little lie can quickly grow out of control.

Similar to other books about lying but still a great story for kids. It is not overly preachy yet kids will get the message. I liked how the author included how the boy makes up for his lie. Teachers can use this if lying has become a problem in their classes.

Review by Jessica Riggs, Robert Frost Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-2

The Whopper
Written and Illustrated by Rebecca Ashdown
Templar Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press
40 pages
Release Date: May 9, 2017 (USA)
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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