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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Sometimes the truth is just too difficult to share. So, a little white lie is easy enough to cover up the truth, but the thing is, a little white lie can multiply and become a great big lie. That’s what happened to Lucy. By covering her bed with piles of blankets, she was hiding the truth. And when Mom asked, “Why,” she created a fantastical story that expanded with each new blanket addition, until finally Lucy broke down in tears and decided to tell the truth. Why did she lie in the first place? Embarrassment? Fear that Mom would be angry? Whatever the reason, she felt so much better when she came clean.
Leigha Huggins’ picture book story, Little Lucy, is a good learning tool for young readers. Little Lucy has similar insecurities to other young children. It’s not uncommon for a child to lie to avoid punishment or embarrassment. The plot develops as Little Lucy tells her fabricated story of what happened. Some parts young readers might even find a little amusing. But when she comes clean and reveals the real reason she made up her story, her little white lie, Lucy shares something that so many other young readers have probably endured. And the author carefully creates a sense of humility as Little Lucy comes clean and tells the truth. Told in rhyming verse with colorful illustrations, this is a clever and compassionate look at the difficult issue of little white lies and how and why they can multiply.