Where Honesty Never Ends.
Hello everyone! No Labels here to share my take on the children’s book, Truthy Ruthy.
Have you ever been tempted to do something you were specifically told what to do yet did it anyway? After you did, did you opt to tell the truth or lie to stay out of trouble?
In Ruthy’s case, she decided to lie. Her mom and dad both told her that lying wasn’t a good thing to do. Yet, she continued to do so.
Truthy Ruthy comes up with a creative approach in how to deal with a child who is pathological in not telling the truth. When the alternate method was first presented, my jaw dropped.
As I continued to read, I began laughing as well as smiling. I don’t want to give a whole lot away. Just think: reverse psychology. Due to the smarts of dear old Dad, Ruthy switched from a Little Lass of Lying to a Small Supporter of Saying the Truth.
By the end of the book, I was applauding the author ‘s approach to incorporating the important lesson of telling the truth.
I really like the colors used in the book. All of them serve to have a calming effect: yellow, blue, and orange, especially. The way the illustrator sketched Ruthy’s facial expressions were priceless! In particular when Operation Reverse Psychology was activated: I could not stop laughing.
Side Note: There was great emphasis about picking up the free gift at the beginning and end of the book. It didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment but just felt like it bordered on overkill.
Verdict: I grant Truthy Ruthy a 9.5 out of 10 TRB Stars. I could really tell by the style of this work that the author is very passionate and dedicated to provide positive, alternate learning methods to teach young children valuable life lessons. This zeal can definitely serve not just as a winner to children but also to parents.
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