Book review: The Whopper by Rebecca Ashdown

Ashdown, Rebecca.  The Whopper. Templar Books, 2015. $16.99. ISBN 9780763692919. Unpaged. Ages 5-10. P7 Q7.

Percy tells a lie about a sweater that his grandmother makes him, so a “whopper” monster haunts and takes over Percy’s life until he tells the truth.  He apologizes and writes a letter to his grandmother. It has a funny ending. The endpapers show the fur of the monster.

Verdict: It is a fun book with cute illustrations that will engage readers with a message about telling the truth.  It is a great addition to a library and a good read aloud for younger children to have the discussion about little lies getting bigger.

June 2017 review by Deborah Gwynn.


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