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Product Details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448619653
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448619658
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,821,868 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kristi Sayles is a second grade teacher in Camden, Tennessee, that believes in character education through fun literature. She worships at the True Gospel Mission Church in Camden and serves as both Sunday School Teacher and song leader.

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I'd recommend this book for young children.
lisa roman
It is a delightful story of right and wrong that clearly demonstrates the need for honesty.
wbentrim
What I like most about this book is that it feels so realistic.
Dave

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By homeschooldad on November 11, 2009
Format: Paperback
Wonderfully told story that is part cautionary fable and part smart instruction for telling the truth!
The author does a wonderful job of weaving the storyline with the ability for any child to follow and understand the sticky situations that can happen when you tell a lie. This is not put out to make light of "stretching the truth", "telling a little white lie", or "fibbing". With a well thought-out style, Ms. Sayles gives a pointed look at a youngster wanting to fit in, but let's his desire to be better than others get in the way of what he knows better. The results are handled well by the author.
Additionally I am impressed, not only with how she handles the boy's conscious and struggles with how he deals with lie upon lie, but also with the way the boy's mother and teacher are portrayed as compassionate adults who offer forgiveness. This is something sorely lacking in a lot of stories and other media nowadays.
I recommend this book to any parent wanting to give a wonderful story to help their child understand the trouble with lying. It just might lead to some great conversations between you!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By wbentrim VINE VOICE on December 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
Jacob's Monkey- The Trouble with Lying by Kristi Sayles

Jacob tells his class he has a pet monkey. Jacob is fibbing and this story details the consequence of his lying and clearly demonstrates why it is wrong to lie.

I enjoyed the use of photos of real children for the illustrations in the story. I think it will enable the reader to better identify with Jacob and his dilemma.
Jacob discovers that one lie tends to lead to another and suddenly you are in a bit of a pickle. Jacob discovers that honesty is the best policy and reconciles with all those to whom he lied. It is a delightful story of right and wrong that clearly demonstrates the need for honesty.

I recommend the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dave on November 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
What I like most about this book is that it feels so realistic. It's easy to understand why Jacob lies in the first place and then to feel empathy for him once he realizes the complications that result. My favorite part about this book is how Jacob eventually realizes he has no choice but to admit his lie and the relief and joyful surprise when his classmates don't hold it against him. Lying is such an easy thing to do for kids and this book will help them understand why its so important to tell the truth, even after one lies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Novelist on September 30, 2009
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JACOB'S MONKEY: THE TROUBLE WITH LYING is a book that really hits at the heart of the matter about lying to get attention. Is there a child alive who has not bent the truth a bit in order to be a class star? If there is, I'd like to meet that child. If your own child has issues around truth-telling, this delightful morality tale is for you.
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More About the Author

Kristi Sayles wears many hats! She is a wife, mom, grandma, internet marketing coach, writing software creator, writing coach,and published author of several books - as well being an elementary teacher!
She grew up in Mayfield, Kentucky-where most of her family still lives. She now lives and works in Camden, Tennessee after marrying Terry Sayles.
Kristi is also the True Gospel Mission church song leader and offers several of her original songs on Amazon.
Kristi has several websites:
http://SmartAuthor.com
http://KristiSayles.com
http://ResellRightsVault.com
http://ICanMakeCash.com
http://CureMyDog.com
http://DitchtheCigs.com
http://SellorGetDomains.com
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