Half-truths and Brazen Lies

Half-truths and Brazen Lies

An Honest Look at Lying

Book - 2016
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Examines how lying is more than just a naughty thing to do. It's a part of the complex ways in which we interact with each other. After all, lies are not equal. They are delivered in different ways for different reasons and with different consequences.
Publisher: Toronto : Owlkids Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781771471466
Characteristics: 47 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Hanmer, Clayton 1978-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: An honest look at lying


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Though kids are taught that lying is wrong, they also encounter situations where telling the whole truth isn't advisable. Children are told to say they like their birthday presents even when they don't. A fake news story on April Fool's Day is good for a laugh, but is it a lie? Examines how lying... Read More »

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Nov 07, 2019

This book is a funny and entertaining, yet informational, book on lying. It defines lying, explains different kinds of lying, and more.

forbesrachel Nov 25, 2018

Kira Vermond digs down into the truth about lies with her appealing, kid-friendly writing style that breaks down the topic into bit-sized facts. Each chapter is only ten pages long, and these are further broken down over each double page spread. Images, side boxes, and post-it notes highlight certain facts too. Vermond presents the topic in a neutral light, explaining what is and isn't a lie, what the pros and cons are, when and why lies are needed, and fills the book out with amusing or relevant examples from history. She also speaks directly to readers in an informal manner. While she never preaches, she will put in an asides like "Just so we're clear, this was not your best moment", for things that are definitely morally wrong. All of it is in good fun, and the more actively curious readers will especially enjoy the final chapter titled "Spot the Liar".

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Nov 07, 2019

blue_monkey_3281 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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