Princess K.I.M. and the Lie that Grew by Maryann Cocc-Leffler
When Kim started at a new school, she is worried about the other kids in her class not liking her. When she is introduced to the class, another girl exclaimed that her name was Kim too! So Kim quickly makes up a story that her name is not really Kim, but Katherine Isabella Marguerite and she Kim is simply the initials of her name.
A teeny tiny lie.
But the lying didn't stop there. She goes on to proclaim that she is a princess and comes from a royal family! This statement snowballs and her classmates are so excited to have a "real" princess in their class. They treat Kim extra special-they carry her books and share their lunch-and Kim plays the part. She continues to make up stories about her "extraordinary" life and enjoy the special treatment.
Until her lies catch up with her when she declines a part invitation because her grandmother (The "queen") will be in town for the weekend and all of her friends wants to meet her.
What will Kim do and how will she deal with all the little lies she has told?
What I Thought: This is a super cute book! I think the story opens a great dialogue about how one little lie can snowball into a situation that can be hard to dig out of.
The illustrations are bright and exciting, and just plain fun.
This book is a delight, and teaches a great lesson on truthfulness and how it is okay to just be yourself.
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