• Title: The Honest-to-Goodness Truth
  • Author: Patricia C. McKissack Giselle Potter
  • ISBN: 9780689853951
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Honest to Goodness Truth If telling the truth is the right thing to do why is the whole world mad at Libby
    If telling the truth is the right thing to do, why is the whole world mad at Libby

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    1. This is a multi-cultural story that draws upon the African-American lifestyle in the rural south, written by an author who has been the recipient of an NAACP Image Award, Newbery and Coretta Scott King Awards.It is a witty and touching story about a girl named Libby who learns an important lesson about honesty. When her mom catches Libby in a lie that "slid out of her mouth, like it was greased with warm butter", Libby vows never to lie again. She learns, however, that there's a right and wrong [...]

    2. The Honest to Goodness Truth was written by Patricia C. McKissack. It tells the story of Libby Sullivan who lies for the first time to her mother and not only is punished for it but feels quite guilty. As a result, Libby vows to always tell the truth. After telling the truth about everything from holes on socks to late homework, Libby’s friends become angry with her and she tries hard to understand why telling the truth turned out to be a bad thing. After being told some hurtful truth from a n [...]

    3. Ages K-4Libby's story begins when she tells her mother a lie about feeding their horse. 'Ol Boss, and her mother scolds her for lying. Libby vows never to lie again, and begins pointing out embarrassing truths to everyone she meets. Through Libby, McKissack artfully makes the distinction between hurting someone's feelings and telling "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth" without sounding preachy. Giselle Potter's skinny-legged illustrations match perfectly with the text and rural setting, harkening bac [...]

    4. Libby Louise learns the difference between always telling the truth, and being "too truthful.""The truth is often hard to chew. But if it is sweetened with love, then it is a little easier to swallow."Wonderful illustrations by Giselle Potter.

    5. Someone once shared with me that they teach their kids to ask themselves if something is "true, kind, and necessary" before saying it out loud. This is a great book for opening that conversation with kids!

    6. I would love to read this before introducing the Think Before You Speak PosterT = Is it true?H = Is it helpful?I = Is it inspiring?N = Is it necessary?K = Is it kind?

    7. In The Honest-to-Goodness Truth, Patricia McKissack introduces readers to the lovable character of Libby Louise Sullivan. When we meet Libby, she is running out of her house to go meet a friend. Her mother catches her and asks her if she had fed the horse. Libby lies to her mother and is caught. Her mother explains the importance of ALWAYS telling the truth. As the story goes on, Libby has a hard time trying to figure out that while it is wrong to lie, that there is a right and wrong way to tell [...]

    8. Libby's lie to her mother came out so easily, "like it was greased with warm butter". After spending the day on the porch for lying, Libby decides to tell nothing but the truth. Her truth-telling goes overboard, causing loss of cherished friendships both young and old. Her strict enforcement of her own rule soon lands her in deep water. She alienates a host of people: her best friend by publicly pointing out a hole in her sock; a classmate by tattling on him; and a neighbor by critiquing her gar [...]

    9. The message of this book is very good. The author does a great job of creating realistic situations where Libby tells too much truth. Through her actions and her mother’s wisdom, she begins to understand that truth must be presented in the right way, with the right attitude, and for the right reasons.

    10. This is a good book to read to your students when teaching them the importance of honesty. It can also teach them that sometimes the truth doesn't need to be spoken, especially if it is rude and hurtful to others.

    11. This story is about two best friends, a minnow and a tadpole, are practically inseparable until the tadpole grows legs and decides to explore the world beyond the pond. When the tadpole, now a frog, returns to tell his friend of the extraordinary things he’s seen, the minnow, now a fish, tries to follow in his footsteps, but quickly finds that land is not what he expected. Fish's best friend Frog leaves the pond and comes back to tell Fish about the creatures outside of the pond

    12. In this book, the protagonist Libby learned that you should always tell the truth, but in a way that is inoffensive. Mix Tusselbury puts it best when she says, "The truth is often hard to chew. But if it is sweetened with love, then it is a little easier to swallow." I really liked that Libby learned this lesson on her own by getting a taste of her own medicine. The picture book was beautifully illustrated.I'd recommend this story to young children in grades 1-3.

    13. A great addition to the classroom library. Libby learns an important lesson about telling the truth and personal responsibility.

    14. A good realistic fiction book that can help children and adults to understand that the truth is important; but we do not have to tell all truths all the time.

    15. The story begins by Libby being caught telling a lie to her mother. After being punished, Libby vows to never tell a lie again. But her new plan gets a lot of people angry with her and Libby doesn’t understand why. For example, when her best friend, Ruth Mae, shows off her new Sunday dress, Libby publicly points out she has a hole in her sock. Or when her classmate Willie tells her he didn’t do his homework, Libby freely shares this information with the class and their teacher. Libby continu [...]

    16. Date: June 24th, 2014Author/Illustrator: Patricia C. McKissack/Giselle PotterTitle: The Honest-to-Goodness Truth Plot: When Libby lies to her mother about feeding the family horse, she is punished. She decides to be truthful to not only her mother, but to her friends, teacher, and neighbor. What Libby doesn't realize is that telling the truth isn't always a good thing. Settings: Libby's house, Libby's school, etc. Characters: Libby Louise Sullivan, Libby's Mother, Ruthie Mae, Willie, Miz Jackson [...]

    17. Libby can't wait to get to Ruthie Mae's house! When her mother stops her to ask if she's fed the horse, Ol' Boss, Libby lies and says, "yes". Libby's mother tells her to "speak the truth," and Libby admits that she hasn't fed the horse yet. Libby gets in trouble double, for not feeding the horse and not telling the truth. She decides from then on, that she is only going to tell the truth.On Sunday when all of the children were outside of the church, everyone was admiring Ruthie Mae's new dress. [...]

    18. In this sweet children's book by Patricia McKissack, Libby learns that telling the truth can be more delicate than she initially realized. In the beginning of the book, Libby lies to her mom, and is "surprised at how easy the lie slid out of her mouth, like it was greased with butter." She is caught, and resolves to only tell the truth from now on. Yet, telling the truth comes with it's own tricks. She offers advice to a friend that embarrasses her in front of a schoolyard crown. Libby insults a [...]

    19. The Honest-to-Goodness Truth is a story about a girl named Libby. In the beginning, Libby lies to her mother about feeding her horse and when her mother tells her that she should always be honest, she swears to never lie again. In doing so, she ends up being brutally and bluntly honest to everyone, without taking their feelings into account. She learns in the end that there's a right and wrong way to tell the truth. Her mom explained, "Sometimes the truth is told at the wrong time or in the wron [...]

    20. That definitely was not one of my favorite books. I thought it was a very poor way to teach children how to not lie. I understood the concept that you have to teach children that telling the truth is best, but you can't be hurtful with the truth, but I just didn't enjoy this book. I thought that the book was rather boring and it hurt my feelings that Libby's feelings were hurt when she was hurt by everyone else. She didn't understand what was going on. I am aware that this happens in real life, [...]

    21. SUMMARY:When young Libby is caught in a lie, she feels better admitting the truth, even though she's punished double. It is the first time she has lied to Mama, and as far as she is concerned, it would be the last. "From now on, only the truth," she decides. But in her commendable attempts to tell "only the truth," she is tactless and coldEMES:CompassionHonestyTactCURRICULAR CONNECTIONS:Language ArtsAsk students to write a poem about honesty. As a starter, tell students that they can include Mam [...]

    22. I read for Reading is Fundamental. When I went in the library near me this book was on top of the shelf. The art called out to me. It is a great book for discussing. Libby's mom told her to go "feed and water Ol' Boss." "She was surprised at how easy the lie slid out of her mouth, like it was greased with warm butter." Next Libby goes to her friends and tells the truthat her best friend who has a new dress and hat has a hole in her sock. She tells everyone, "Willie don't got his geography homewo [...]

    23. There's something special about this book. In a vague way, the illustrations bring to mind the sparse northern Floridian landscape of Lois Lenski's "Strawberry Girl". It's a great pictoral work for a picture book, somewhat unique in style, and it marries very well with the text. It's strength is the honest way little Libby's lessons are learned - through her misguided and boastful mistakes, turned around by having had the tables turned on her. The pitch perfect language brings an authenticity to [...]

    24. This is an excellent book that teaches children about the truth and how the truth is actually told. In this book , the mother tells the daughter to always tell the truth. The daughter realizes that if she tells the truth about everything and everyone she will tend to get herself in trouble. This is a great book that teaches about being honest but not to the extent where it is tattling.Reading Level- FluentCurricular Uses- Read Aloud ( important idea to get across)Social Issues- Teaches students [...]

    25. Patricia C. McKissack and Giselle Potter tell a story about speaking the truth with love. Libby gets in trouble with her mother because she lied, so she decides to only tell the truth. Then she doesn't know why her friends and neighbors stop wanting to be around her. Libby learns a lesson about speaking the honest-to-goodness truth. Pictures and characters are reminiscent of African Americans in the rural south: small schoolhouses and little stone churches, horses grazing, and people sitting on [...]

    26. I thought this was a very good teaching lesson book about telling the truth, but when to actually say it. Sometimes kids can get caught up and telling the truth when they weren't asked or saying it in the wrong way to where it can hurt other kid's feelings. I would recommend this a bunch to a teacher to read to her class. If she noticed her class was having a problem with this, this book would be perfect for that situation. I would also recommend it to a parent if their kid was being honest in t [...]

    27. This is an incredibly well written book by Patricia McKissack. I have been reading it to the pre-k kids and they love it! They love that Libby gets in trouble (probably because they relate!) Libby tells a lie to her motheren decides she will not lie againbut when is it timing important? Libby finds herself offending the very people she loves by telling the truthHer mother tells her that sometimes when the truth is told in the wrong way or at the wrong time can hurt more than help

    28. "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth" is about a girl who tells the truth about everything. She learns through experiences that the truth could hurt someone's feelings. She starts to tell the truth with kindness. This book's illustrations are paintings. The texts are either on the top or bottom of the page. I would read this book to a child to teach how important it is to tell the truth in a kind way. An older child would be best to read this book because this book has longer texts.

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