Tell the Truth, Pangolin
Tell the Truth, Pangolin

Tell the Truth, Pangolin

Written by Melinda Beatty & illustrated by Paola Escobar
4 - 8
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Oct 18, 2022
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In this delightful, thoroughly entertaining picture book about the importance–and difficulty–of telling the truth, the queen’s trusty servant, a pangolin, breaks the royal swing and doesn’t know what to tell her! Pangolin is enjoying himself on the royal swing in the bright summer sunshine when suddenly, the ropes break and–OW!–he falls to the ground. What will I tell the queen?! Pangolin worries. He races to the stables to ask his friend Badger. “Tell her the musicians needed the swing’s rope for their lutes!” the stablemaster advises. Fox, the castle guard, has a different idea: “Might you say that the King needed to repair his royal jump rope?” Pug, Cat, and Goose all have suggestions, too. But which story will Pangolin tell the queen?! Here is a charming picture book, full of delightful animal friends, about finding the courage to be honest with those around you–and with yourself.

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    Publication Date
    October 18, 2022
    Anne Schwartz Books
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)

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