“Eleanor Hippo talked a lot,
Which is good sometimes…but sometimes not.
It’s fine to have a conversation
Full of honest information,
But sadly what she’d sometimes do
Is tell a tale that wasn’t true.”
“Eleanor the Hippo Learns to Tell the Truth” by Andy McGuire is a book about telling the truth. It is a short book with good rhymes that is sure to keep any child’s attention! In the book, Eleanor goes around telling made up stories to different animals in her village, until one day she realizes that her lies hurt someone else’s feelings.
I enjoyed reading this book. It was short enough to keep my 2 year old’s attention (which says a LOT), and I’ve always enjoyed books that rhyme. The book is very simple to understand, and can definitely help you teach your child that lying can be hurtful to others, even if it seems like a silly lie. The illustrations in this book are good, as well. The animals look like real animals and are beautifully drawn. I can’t wait to read “Remy the Rhino Learns Patience” by Andy McGuire! I think we need it right now to help
learn patience! Sydney
**I received this book from Harvest House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.**