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Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie

Written & illustrated by Laura Rankin
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Laura Rankin touches on an important childhood issue of lying with gentleness and humor, offering a reassuring look at how standing up for the truth can help cut even the biggest mistake down to size.

Ruthie loves little things-the smaller the better. So when she finds a teeny tiny camera on the school playground one afternoon, she can hardly believe her luck. She wants to keep the camera in the worst way, but there’s one little problem: It isn’t hers.

Ruthie swears to her teacher and to her classmate Martin that she got the camera for her birthday. But deep down, Ruthie knows better, and all day long that teeny tiny camera weighs on her conscience until she can hardly stand it. How could one little camera turn into such a great big problem?

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Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.5 / 7.0

I love that this story has a wonderful message of how it takes courage to be honest, and how even if we make a mistake, we can rectify it and feel better. It teaches why lying is bad without being to blatant or preachy. The story is fun, and I think it does a great job of helping children identify resulting feelings from both dishonesty and honesty.

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Laura Rankin

<b>Laura Rankin</b> is the illustrator of <i>Rabbit Ears</i>, <i>S</i><i>wan</i><i> </i><i>Harbor</i>, and <i>The Handmade Alphabet</i>. She lives in York Beach, Maine.

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