Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Book Review: 'I Love to Tell the Truth' by Shelley Admont

Shelley Admont is a successful mom and a successful creator of children's books that are for both entertainment and lessons for behavior for children. In this book she has wisely engaged illustrators Sonal Goyal and Sumit Sakhuja who provide wo‘It was aliens. They came from… out there. I saw them walking over your little daisy garden.’ nderful images for Admont's story.

We're back with the bunnies - Jimmy and his brothers are playing ball in the yard while their mother tends to her beloved daisy garden. When mom goes in the house Jimmy and his brothers continue to play, but in their play the ball goes high and comes down with a bounce and Jimmy falls into his mom’s daisy garden When mom comes out to check on the boys Jimmy tells her the daisies were destroyed by aliens. The boys go inside, have dinner (Jimmy is sad) and go to bed, but Jimmy confesses to his brothers that he is sad he lied to his mom. The next morning Jimmy tells his mom the truth – and of course the understanding and wise mother makes a fine lesson of the incident proving that telling the truth and being honest is far more important than daisies and together they go out and buy new plants and all are happy.

Shelly has a fine way of writing stories that offer instruction and advice to children – and the illustrations are, as always, terrific. Another winner form Shelly Admont! Grady Harp, December 15

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