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.