Tuesday, December 18, 2007

"Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie" by Laura Rankin


"Ruthie and the (No So) Teeny Tiny Lie" by Laura Rankin
Ruthie is the cutest, tinniest fox who just loves tiny things. One day, while playing on the playground, she finds a very tiny camera. She can't believe her luck. She begins clicking pictures of everything and everyone. But Martin comes along and insists the little camera belongs to him.
The story progresses through a shouting match, Ruthie getting in trouble in the classroom and finally trudging home, where Ruthie is miserable. Her parents help her sort it all out. The next day, Ruthie marches herself up to the teacher's desk and confesses her lie. We know from the title that this little tale is all about honesty. It's not too preachy and has very sweet illustrations of baby animals in their kindergarten setting.

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