Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie

By Laura Rankin; Laura Rankin (Illustrator)
(Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Hardcover, 9781599900100, 32pp.)

Publication Date: June 26, 2007

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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?

About the Author

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.

Praise For Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie

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

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