There are truths that may not be very credible, so to avoid problems it may be better to resort to a small lie. But if this one is not convincing either, we will have to invent a bigger one: a dirty lie, a rotten lie or a very, very big lie. But the real truth, however implausible it may seem, will sooner or later come to light.

We adults are used to lecture children telling them that “you must always tell the truth”, but they like to play around with their fantasy and half-truths, and it is not always easy to tell the whole truth. In the game of truths and lies that this album proposes, the author skillfully combines the repertoire of lies to which children tend to resort when they are in a tight spot with a graphic proposal as attractive and full of humor as the story itself.

by Nanen

 

  • Finalist in the International Illustrated Album Competition of the Gran Canary Island Library

Takatuka | hc | 44 pp | 220 x 264 mm | 2021 | 4+

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[original title: La verdad verdadera]