Princess Kim and Too Much Truth

Maryann Cocca-Leffler. Albert Whitman, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8075-6618-3
After a class lesson about honesty, Princess Kim (who had trouble with that topic in Princess K.I.M. and the Lie That Grew) decides to tell the truth about everything. First up: giving up her princess persona ("It was time to pack up the pink"). She also tells her father that his pancakes are "sort of rubbery," Grandma Betty that her necklace looks like "those slimy rocks from the bottom of my fishtank," and a teacher that her baby is ugly. Kim finally learns that "telling the truth doesn't mean you say everything you're thinking," and that pointing out positive attributes is a way to tell the truth without hurting feelings. Cocca-Leffler's soothing color palette and relatable heroine deliver the lesson with good cheer. Ages 4–8. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 03/21/2011
Release date: 03/01/2011
Genre: Children's
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