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Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

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Zoe is always making up wild stories. When something exciting really does happen to her -- like an eagle nesting in her backyard -- no one wants to believe her!
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published September 1st 1997)
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Kaitlin
Feb 08, 2016 Kaitlin rated it really liked it
I read this book to my group of 3rd graders, and they loved it! We especially laughed about the nuclear toilet, and when Zoe said "Check it out...". The ending was a good place to stop, and even though I have some storytellers; they learned it's okay to tell the truth.
Jenna
Dec 01, 2015 Jenna rated it really liked it
We laughed out loud several times, and it has a good lesson too. :)
Shelby Olszewski
May 02, 2013 Shelby Olszewski rated it liked it
Zoe is a third grader who has a very large imagination, making her reputation at school a liar that no one believed, or liked. The story starts off with Zoe coming to school late. When she walks into her classroom her teacher asks why she is late. Zoe says she saw a famous person on her walk to school, while getting caught up in her lie and making it bigger and bigger; her teacher finally gets fed up listening to her and sends her to the principals office. Her principle gives her a stack of ...more
bekah
Sep 28, 2011 bekah rated it it was ok
When I was in second grade, Gordon Korman visited my elementary school and I got an autographed copy of this book because I didn't recognize any of the other books he had on display. I still regret not choosing a better book as a keepsake.
Jenn
Sep 26, 2013 Jenn rated it really liked it
I went looking for a book by Korman to read to my MH class. I found this one & think it is perfect. It is a delightful tale about telling the stories or the truth... and determining if its okay to be you... or if you need to be someone else.

LOVE IT!
Sasha
Dec 23, 2008 Sasha rated it liked it
I read this book in 25 minutes while working out. It is a cute book and I would definitely use it with my lower reading-level students. (3rd Grade Reading level).
Charlie
Jan 10, 2014 Charlie rated it really liked it
Whenever Zoe tells a lie, she starts out with, "Check it out."

Title: Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire
Author: Gordon Korman
Jessica
Jun 01, 2015 Jessica rated it liked it
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This was a possibility for my summer reading class I'm teaching but it might be too easy for 3rd-5th graders. Cute story though, with a good lesson learned at the end.
Taylor Pettie
Apr 25, 2016 Taylor Pettie rated it really liked it
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This book has a great moral to the story! Students would love this book and also realize why lying is a bad idea.
Nayeli
Jan 03, 2012 Nayeli rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Nayeli by: know one
Liar,Liar pants on fire is a funny book because the little girl lies alot to her friends and family.
Jasmine
Feb 20, 2010 Jasmine rated it it was amazing
I really like this book! It was very funny.But it didn't have very good illustrations. You couldn't really see the picture, it was kind of blurry.
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Probably funnier if one is actually a second grader.
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Korman wrote his first book, "This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall", when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. He later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in "The Sixth Grade Nickname Game", wherein Mr. Huge was based on that 7th grade teacher.

Korman moved to New York City, where he studied film and film writing. While i
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