- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books; Reprint edition (August 10, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0811854531
- ISBN-13: 978-0811854535
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.2 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,259,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire Paperback – August 10, 2006
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2-When Gilbert the opossum takes on the part of George Washington in a play about the cherry tree, he is determined to do a good job. "I cannot tell a lie," he practices continuously, but his mother explains, "Sometimes it's better to say nothing than to hurt people's feelings." And when he borrows the hat from his costume to practice at home and forgets to bring it back, he is quick to blurt out, "I didn't take it!" only to be caught in the lie. DeGroat creatively weaves a story around truth and lies and accompanies it with bright colorful illustrations of the animals that make up Gilbert's class. This entertaining tale provides good discussion material and should be a winner at storytime.
Anne Knickerbocker, formerly at Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
K-Gr. 2. Okay, so the story of George Washington's cutting down the cherry tree has been proven more hagiography than biography, but this story, in which Gilbert the opossum plays Washington in the familiar incident, is so much fun allowances can be made. Gilbert isn't crazy about his role; he would prefer to be the tree so he doesn't blow any lines. Against the rules, he brings his Washington hat home to better practice his part, but he goes overboard with the story's signature line, as when his mother feeds him a new soup: "I cannot tell a lie. I don't like it." The next day he forgets to bring the hat back, and he implies Philip took it. He then gets a good lesson in the importance of telling the truth (and another in forgiveness, from Philip) that brings the story full circle. Fans of previous books about Gilbert, such as Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet (1998), will appreciate Gilbert's return, and new readers will be drawn right in by the humorous text, the sprightly art with its all-animal cast, and the message that peeks through the fun. Ilene Cooper
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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My child aged 4.75 *loves* this book and asked me to read it multiple times a day during its first week in the house, including twice in a row at bed time. A very high endorsement from her! This is the type of well done book that I truly enjoy reading over and over again, too. So many children's books can be a real chore to read multiple times. The story is charming, interesting, sweet and believable, without being patronizing, condescending or smarmy.
For other people just starting into the Gilbert series, I especially recommend the Halloween one (my personal favorite), the birthday one and the Easter one. Unfortunately, some of the older ones are getting harder to find, but fortunately the author is still writing new ones. Hurrah, for good books!