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Tell a Lie and Your Butt Will Grow (Zack Files #28)

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For use in schools and libraries only. Zack has begun to notice that when his classmate, Andrew Clancy, tells a lie, Andrew's bottom gets larger.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Turtleback Books
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Jan 27, 2012 Nanette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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When You Tell a Lie Your Butt will Grow

The main character in my book is Zack. Zacks mom and dad are devorced and everytime he goes with his dad something wierd always happends. But this time it has something to do with lying and butts growing. Andrew is in zacks school and loves to tell lies. One day zack told him to come with him and his dad to take a lie detector test. So the andrew told the detective that his brother is a detective and that he helped him solv
Chihiro Ushida
Grosset&Dunlap The ZACK files
04/30=15min 05/06=50min


1)What do you think about telling a lie?
I think it is not always bad. For example, doctors have to tell a lie to their patients because of the heavy illness. However, we shouldn't tell a lie to our friends, relatives and so on.

2)Can you allow someone to smoke around you?
No,I can't. However I can say nothing to them. I don't smoke and I don't like smoking, but they like smoking. Therefore, I can s
Apr 22, 2013 Ayumi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THE ZACK FILES/Tell a Lie Your Butt will grow
4/20=40minutes 4/21=30minutes
Have you ever fighted with your friends? How do you make good relationship with your friends after fighting?
Yes, of course! However, after fighting, we talk a lot about each other and understand.

This story is really fun! In this book, there were many difficult vocaburalies, so i could not understand well, but I enjoyed reading it! I reminded my elementary school memories.
I love The Zack Files, and my students do, too. These are great quick reads for boys and girls who need high-interest material that's more accessible for struggling readers. I'm reading these with 3rd and 4th graders that are reading .5-2 levels below grade level, and my husband read them with a 3rd grade boy several years ago, and all the kids were completely psyched every time they get a new volume. Highly recommend them.
Haruna Okutsu
Dan Greenburg Tell a Lie and Your Butt Will Grow level 3.3
06/08 = 60 minutes
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Do you have hate things?
Yes,I don't like running long time.
I like the Zack Files series.
It was interesting,too.
I would like to read anoter story.
I read it because I'm a loyal reader of Dan Greenburg.

Quite an intersting read. A lesson to be learned at the end of the story.
Serena Gutnik
Nov 21, 2014 Serena Gutnik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My students thought it was HILARIOUS! Perfect for 1-2 graders.
Aug 18, 2008 Pb rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this was a very weird book that kept me reading though i do think it is a younger kids book.
this book is awesome
Sep 10, 2011 Gretchen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 31, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read it with my students this past year. They really enjoyed it!
Apr 09, 2010 Alyson rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My 7 yo loved this but I didn't like the dialogue, even if that's how kids really talk at school. This is the only Zack files book we've read but it definitely pandered to children.
Aug 04, 2011 Jade rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was funny
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