Beard, Alex

The Lying King

(4) K-3 "There once was a king who liked to tell lies. / He said it was day beneath the night skies." The rise and fall of a prevaricating warthog king is illustrated with undistinguished savanna-set, animal-filled art. The story's rhymes are Seussian not in cleverness but in sentiment: they favorably recall the good doctor's championing of the power of the collective voice.


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