Lyttle Lies: The Stinky Truth

Lyttle Lies: The Stinky Truth

By Author / Illustrator

Joe Berger



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Simon & Schuster Ltd




Paperback / softback




The second Lyttle Lies book featuring Sam Lyttle, the small boy who tells BIG lies. Fans of Tom Gates willl love this laugh-out-loud stinky story from well-known cartoonist Joe Berger.

It's the school holidays and Sam and his best friend can't wait to see Cry Wolfe, the first movie starring their favourite crime-fighting hero. But Sam's mum has set him a challenge. He can only go and see the movie IF, and only if, he can make it through the entire holiday without telling a single fib.

Can Sam go six whole weeks, without a single porky!?

WARNING: contains fibs, farts and zumba-dancing mums

Praise for The Pudding Problem:
''... truly funny, with verbal, visual and fart jokes appealing not only to those who find reading heavy going.' Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times' Children's Book of the Week
'Offers a fairly high level of subtly, sensitivity and sophistication.' Financial Times
'Comic-strip frames, drawn with energy and silliness, are interspersed with a smattering of text, all the way to the entertaining twist. [Sam's] arrival is to be welcomed.' The Sunday Times



Sam in Lyttle Lies is a small boy who tells BIG lies and the funny storylines, comic illustrations and short bursts of text make it ideal for reluctant readers as well as children developing in confidence as readers. In this second story in the series, The Stinky Truth, Sam is forced to tell the truth for the entire holidays in order to be able to go and see his favourite movie. Sam rises to the challenge - but the book plays on Sam's insistence on telling the truth all the time; the little white lies that normally smooth the way within family life are abandoned in favour of absolute truth, and this leads to hilarious situations with Sam's family taking the brunt of his truth-telling. Disappearing dolls, pickled radishes, annoying cats, jazz and zumba-ing mums all feature in this story so there is lots of fun along the way as well as a very warm look at family life. The use of comic strips and cartoon as well as short, well-spaced text to tell the story all add to the book's appeal; I hope that there will be more in the series. 240 pages / Ages 8+ / Reviewed by Ellen King

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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