ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICKS ----- Sam Lyttle can't help himself - he does occasionally stretch the truth. Just a little bit, sometimes. Okay, quite a lot, often! Truth is complicated, he finds, and when a relatively tiny little tweaking of the real facts turns into a mega problem, Sam has to learn that honesty might just be easier to deal with… Heavily illustrated in a mix of straight text and captioned drawings, this is an entertaining book for the newly confident reader. A seven-year-old boy in my acquaintance absolutely adored this book, thinking it one of the funniest things he's ever read! Lindy Jones
To Sam Lyttle, the truth is like an elephant. It's heavy, worrying and wrinkly. And when it's sitting in your way, you can't go under it or over it. But you CAN skirt round it... So Sam does, every now and then, tell the odd porky-pie, much to the annoyance of his family. But is there more to Sam's occasional streeeetching of the truth than meets the eye? The first book in this laugh-out-loud series by author and illustrator Joe Berger.