About the book-Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin
Ruthie loves little things–the smaller, the better. When she finds a teeny tiny toy on the school playground, she can hardly believe her luck. There’s just one problem: it belongs to somebody else! Ruthie insists the toy is hers, but deep down, she knows better. How could one little toy turn into such a great big problem?
Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Laura-Rankin/e/B001JP3V4W/
Character trait that this book teaches-Honesty
My review of the book:
This is a story all children can relate to. They find a toy they love and THEY want it for themselves. So they lie about it. The best part of this book, in my opinion, is how they tie physical symptoms to the lie. Ruthie gets a stomach ache and doesn’t feel like eating because of her emotions. I think it’s important for children to see there is a connection between our health and our feelings!
How you can use this book to have a discussion with your children:
- Talk about the difference between the truth and a lie.
- Practice deciphering between the two with this Honesty Sort I’ve created on Tpt.
- Why do you think Ruthie was afraid to tell her teacher the truth?
- Explain how adults may get upset when they find out you lied but that they appreciate when you admit to the lie and share the truth!
More lesson ideas: Honesty, Books that Teach Honesty
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