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Would I Ever Lie to You?

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  139 ratings  ·  31 reviews
When your cousin is always telling outrageous tales, how do you know what to believe? He says you were hatched from an egg in the garden, and that sure sounds absurd. But not all of his stories are false: He was right about your aunt Mary not having teeth; and Dad agreed with him that, yes, your mom does have eyes in the back of her head! So when Ed tells you that your des ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 10th 2007 by Dial
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Great book! The pictures are wonderful and the story is good and it would be nice to talk about how some people don't always tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth!!!!
I read this book to 6th graders as part of an introduction to the Nevada literacy standards that address literary plot, characters, and theme. Together, we identified the sequence of plot (including the difference between plot as a mathematical term and a literary term), the characters in the story, and theme, or "lesson learned" in the book.

I discussed the difference between theme and main idea with the language arts teachers in my school. All LA teachers seem to agree that these concepts are c
Jan 14, 2014 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a hilarious story about cousins. The older cousin is always telling stories to the younger one, and the younger cousin never knows if he can believe what he hears. It's a great story to read aloud and the illustrations by Jack E. Davis are terrific. We were thrilled that our nephew and niece were visiting when we read this, so all of the cousins got to hear the story together. Our girls loved the cat that was part of most of the scenes and I liked the rhyming narrative. We all really enj ...more
my three year old daughter loved this book, and it is fun to read to her. I have even begun asking her, would I ever lie to you?
This is the second time we have checked this out. It is great!
May 18, 2013 Veronica added it
Shelves: manners
I'm working on creating a booklist for my local public library. This book was one in consideration for this list.

This is not going on my list. It's a cute book, and it's got a great lesson about not teasing, but I don't think the presentation would be good. It almost seems like the moral of the story must be explained. I think if it were to be put on the booklist, it would be more confusing than anything.
Charlee Jackson
This book was funny, full of jokes and unrealistic.
I liked the pictures, they made the story better.
I liked the part at the end when the main character tricked cousin Ed.
The picture of the family in the car is funny because the dad's glasses and mom's hairdo are funny.
The picture of Aunt Mary and her teeth popping out was funny and gross.
It is hard to tell if cousin Ed is lying or not.
Seven year old gets it, not so much the three years old, though it seemed funny to him anyway. I like that my seven year old can see examples of what is lying/teasing, which has been an issue in her class as the kids struggle to understand what is teasing, imagination, lying, and that the lines between these things is blurry. Subtleties to learn.
I read this at the library, but my husband ended up reading it to our 3 1/2 yr old. He said he didn't think it was a good story, although I thought it was a way to look at what the consequences of lying could be. The illustrations are cute too. Maybe more suited for an older kid who understands the concept a little more.
Shelley larson
This poetry picture book tells the story of Cousin Ed and his elaborate lies. Cousin Ed is always teasing the narrator. Most of the things are just too strange to be true, but every once and a while some of his stories are true (like Aunt Mary having no teeth).
Genre: poetry picture book
Copyright: 2007
Fun! Fun! Fun! This is a great read-aloud. The students can all relate to someone who is a big tease. I loved their faces at the end when Ed's cousin gets back at him.
The votes are as follows: Loved it=212, Just okay=3, Didn't like=10. (There are always those students who like to vote different!)
I love this book. It's a cute, fun-loving story about the little competitive edge that kids have - especially within a family. It's all about a little boy who gets teased by his cousin Ed, but in the end Ed gets a little taste of his own medicine. I definitely recommend this book to all.
Becky H.
May 15, 2008 Becky H. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents and their children
Shelves: 2008, picture-books
Cousin Ed is always teasing. So when he says the pie is poisoned should I believe him? I didn't so I ate it and I died--Would I ever lie to you!! Wonderful illustrations that really show the character's feelings and will keep children interested. Good to teach kids about lying.
Amy Carr
A strange, irritating book that will remind you of that cousin you used to HATE visiting when you were little. I didn't relate to this book at all, hated the main character, didn't see a good moral, and just felt all bothered and frustrated when it was all over.
People love to tease kids, telling them that there are alligators upstairs, that they were hatched from an egg, etc. Cousin Ed loves to make up stuff to make his younger cousin believe him. Adorable illustrations, and Buehner is a local author who writes fun books.
JP Told in rhyme with big, wonderfully goofy pictures, this rhyming tale tells of a young cousin being bamboozled by his older cousin, until... For younger elem.
Stacie Graham
So funny! Completely related to children. Hilarious when he turns the lies back on his cousin and pretends to die after the pie. Great coinciding illustrations
Love love love this delightful book! Love love love the chorus of giggles that come with the last line every time I read it aloud to the kids.
Tanya W
Very fun read for kids... they loved it. They vote 5 stars... I would probably give it 4 because I think I give too many books 5 stars.
This book is perfect for brothers. It reminds me of what one brother would do to another.
Great children's book.
This is a fun book to read aloud with predictable poetry that helps kids participate. I love the goofy illustrations.
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Rhymes. Cousin torments boy with far fetched tales, but there's a clever ending.
The rhyme pattern reminds me of Shel Silverstein; humorous illustrations, fun read aloud.
Karen Walsh
Oct 21, 2008 Karen Walsh rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone with kids over the age of 4 or 5
This is a really cute kids book - my boys want it read over and over again!
Cute story, terrific pictures, but some of the rhyme felt awkward.
Cute text, but I'd prefer illustrations by the author's husband.
The meter felt awkward in places, but it was a fun story.
LOL-we crack up every time we read this :)
this book makes me laugh every time I read it...
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