Saturday, September 14, 2013

I'm Telling the Truth

"I'm Telling the Truth: A First Look at Honesty" by Pat Thomas is part of a series "A First Look at..."

This is a great conversation-starter picture book that practically invites the reader to participate from beginning to end. Sometimes adults don't know how to talk about some of these more serious issues which is why using these books will help you with the foundation of your conversation.

"Most of us know the difference between what is true and what isn't. And most of us know how important it is to tell the truth. There are lots of reasons why people aren't honest. Sometimes it's because they feel ashamed, or they want to impress others. Some people say things that aren't true to get things that they want but don't really deserve."

There are too red outlined boxes in this book that ask the reader questions:

1. "What about you? Can you think of someone you know about - it could be someone in a story or a real person- who isn't honest? What sorts of things happened to them?"

2. "What about you? Have you ever been blamed for something you didn't do? Was there someone who could have helped you by telling the truth?"

It also reviews examples about trust, actions are sometimes better than words, misunderstandings and much more.

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