Tuesday, March 1, 2011

PRINCESS K.I.M. and the lie that grew by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Lexile:    AD430
Pages:    29
Ages:     6-9

Kim is the new girl in a new town on the first day of school and she is afraid that her new classmates won't like her.  When the teacher introduces her, another girl in the class says, "Not another Kim! MY name is Kim!"

Kim thinks, "I have to make them like me!"  So she tells a little bitty lie.  "My name is not Kim. It's K.I.M.  It stands for Katherine Isabella Marguerite." From there the lie grows, and grows, and grows!
Pretty soon things get out of hand and Kim's classmates begin to suspect that she is maybe not telling the whole truth and Kim's life gets complicated.

Does Kim confess to her classmates?  Do they forgive her for her deception? Check out a copy of Princess K.I.M. and the lie that grew or click here http://tinyurl.com/6nn2z5h and reserve a copy for pick-up at your local branch of the Lake County Public Library.

This book has wonderful, colorful illustrations and tells the story in a way that shows children how even a tiny, little lie can grow into a big, green monster. It also deals with being a new kid in a new school and shows that just being yourself is the best way to make the kind of friends that you want to have as friends.

Peace, love, and reading,
Miss Laurie

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