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The Whopper

Rebecca Ashdown, Rebecca Ashdown (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.99*
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The little lie that turned into a big monster . . .

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.

Praise For The Whopper

Ashdown's deceptively simple drawings on closer look reveal lovely detail around the edges. She has a knack for drawing adorable pets readers might like to adopt right off the page...It's not easy to make the moral case for always telling the truth without sounding preachy, but this monster book does it by simply sticking to the story and keeping it fun.
—Kirkus Reviews

This object lesson in what happens when you tell a lie depicts the lie as a creature, shadowing the boy who fibbed and growing bigger until it consumes him...An exciting and enlightening read.

Though the Whopper gobbles up Percy and is a bit of a pest, he is not scary, making this book perfect for introducing young listeners and readers to the idea of lies, right and wrong, and guilt. The text is straightforward and matched perfectly by the soft illustrations. This is a great addition to any library, just right for storytime or one-on-one sharing.
—School Library Journal

A wonderfully inventive story about lies, making the right choices, and being truthful, The Whopper is spot-on!
—Reading Eagle (from Kendal Rautzhan's "Books to Borrow")

Templar, 9780763692919, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2017

About the Author

Rebecca Ashdown lived right by the sea for most of her childhood. As the youngest in a family of five, she grew up in a full house, which enabled her (and her siblings) to spend a lot of time getting into trouble; however, drawing and writing were always her real passions. She lives in England.