Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! by Cohen Miriam

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When Alex, the new boy in first grade, tries to make others notice him with his silly boasts about rocket toys and ponies, his plan backfires. The first graders do not like liars and refuse to have anything more to do with him. However, on the day of the class Christmas party, he helps Jim look for his missing Christmas decoration, and is then given a second chance to redeem himself. Alex realizes that it is not so difficult to make friends after all!

This reissue of the book deals sensitively with the challenges that children face when they begin social interaction at school. The new watercolor illustrations give the first graders distinctive personalities and provide a riveting picture of the everyday tragicomedy of a first grade classroom.

About Cohen Miriam

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Miriam Cohen is an avid champion of the emotional rights of children, and interested in “children's immense vulnerability, their need to be nurtured, encouraged, and allowed to unfold naturally.” She has spent many hours in classrooms—reading, listening to and talking with children “not as a lecturer, but as a fellow writer.” Time spent in the company of children is one reason why her books ring true. Young readers will identify with her characters and see themselves in her stories.
Published May 1, 2008 by Star Bright Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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