Would I Ever Lie to You? There was always that one kid that preyed on our gullibility when we were young with outrageous falsifications of the truth. It was always that kid that was a bit older than yourself. The lie would be realistic enough to make you worry day and night. Caralyn Buehner the author, Jack E. Davis the illustrator play with your sensibilities as they entertain the notion of the hanging lie that ferments in your afflicted brain. Some of us would question the lie and find a way to get back at the person who caused the haphazard deception.
When your cousin is always telling outrageous tales, how do you know what to believe? He says you were hatched from an egg in the garden, and that sure sounds absurd. But not all of his stories are false: He was right about your aunt Mary not having teeth; and Dad agreed with him that, yes, your mom does have eyes in the back of her head! So when Ed tells you that your dessert—the piece of pie you’ve been looking forward to all meal long—is full of poison, what should you do?
In this spirited, silly book, the little kid finally gets to turn the tables on the big bully. And revenge is sweet as pie!