Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie
Publication Date: June 26, 2007
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
Ruthie loves little things--the smaller, the better. When she finds a teeny tiny toy on the school playground, she can hardly believe her luck. There's just one problem: it belongs to somebody else! Ruthie insists the toy is hers, but deep down, she knows better. How could one little toy turn into such a great big problem?
LAURA RANKIN is the creator of Fluffy and Baron and The Handmade Alphabet. She has also illustrated Rabbit Ears, by Amber Stewart, and the Harriet Bean mysteries, by Alexander McCall Smith. She lives in Maine, where she likes to collect all kinds of teeny tiny things.
From Kirkus ReviewsRankin addresses a common playground issue through the thoroughly believable behavior of her little fox's full range of emotional responses, from exhilarating happiness to denial, lying, guilt, embarrassment and finally remorse. ....Direct poignancy will spark musing and discussion in every early childhood classroom. --Kirkus Reviews
From School Library JournalEmotions ring true in this simple tale of learning right from wrong. ...An excellent choice for bibliotherapy as well as for entertaining reading. --School Library Journal