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The Big Fib
An I Like to Read® Book Level E
by Tim Hamilton
Tim Hamilton, Illustrator

Paperback | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 6.99
ISBN: 9780823433124 | 01-15-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Honesty, Humor
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
K: RF. 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4, RL. 1-10
1: RF. 1, 1a, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3g, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, RL. 1-9
2: RL. 1-7

About the Book

After making a mess in a neighbor's yard, a boy learns the value of telling the truth and gains a new friend in the process.

Wow! A boy finds some humungous boxes outside. He and his dog use them to make a train that goes far, far, far; a race car that goes fast, fast, fast; and a plane that goes up, up, up. Litter is everywhere, and the boy blames the wind. But as he watches his elderly neighbor clean up his mess, the boy knows what he must do. Truth triumphs and the boy's honesty is rewarded with forgiveness, friendship, and cookies.


"This story tells of a child in a true-to-life situation that leads to a useful lesson. . . . Sure to evoke smiles and recognition from readers and could prompt class discussion."—School Library Journal

"This is light and enjoyable, and rare will be the kid who doesn't get a kick out of Hamilton's huge-headed, walleyed, and good-intentioned characters."—Booklist

About the Series

I Like to Read®
books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers."—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary"—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."—Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!

Readers' Guide
THE BIG FIB: An I Like to Read® Book, Level E
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.