Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Who Broke the Vase?” as Want to Read:
Who Broke the Vase?
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Who Broke the Vase?

3.31  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  18 reviews
A little dog struggles with fibbing in this pitch perfect picture book that simply, humorously, and honestly tells the truth about lying.

Have you ever told a lie? A fib? A whopper? A falsehood? A fabrication?

Well, when a little dog accidentally breaks a vase, he certainly does! He keeps shifting the blame: First he says it was an elephant, but no he meant a mouse. Wait a m
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by Aladdin
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Who Broke the Vase?, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Who Broke the Vase?

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.31  · 
Rating details
 ·  74 ratings  ·  18 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Who Broke the Vase?
Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
Turner, Jeffrey Who Broke the Vase? Unpaged. Aladdin, 2017. $17.99. PICTURE BOOK

A little dog keeps changing his story about who broke the vase, from an elephant to a mouse, a crow, a sheep, a baby. When a voice off the page reminds him that they don't have a baby, he changes his story once again to blame a hippo. When he is asked directly if he broke the vase, he owns up to it. Of course, who would believe a baby or any of those other animals had anything to do with it? Having told the truth, he
Debbie Smith
Aug 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
The illustrations are cute and it starts out good with wild answers by the little dog as to who broke the vase. He only tells the truth after the parent dog directly asks if he broke the vase. Immediately after confessing the little dog asks if "we can go out and play." (There is no consequence whatsoever for breaking the vase or lying.)So the parent dog and little dog start playing ball. Of course we can guess the ball crashes through a window and breaks a vase. But here's the part that totally ...more
Shelby Tacker
Sep 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: child-lit
This is a review for Who Broke the Vase by Jeffery Turner

This story is about a little dog who struggles to tell the truth. The mom asked her son who broke the vase. He told his mom that it was an elephant. Then he thought it may have been a mouse, and then it was a crow. Then he just knew it was a sheep. He went on and on to say it was a baby or even a hippo. His mom finally asked him if it was him, and he said it was. They go outside to play together, and his mom throws the ball and broke anoth
May 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture_book
um, so this started off really cute, big illustrations, and the kid telling a "shaggy dog" story to explain the broken vase, then finally confessing the truth.

But I'm not sure how I feel about the ending. I know it's supposed to be funny that the parent that interrogated him is now also making up a story about the broken window but...didn't we just read a story about why it is easier to tell the truth? Hm. Cannot recommend.
Maggie Mattmiller
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Torn between one and two stars on this one. Cute pictures, and while I didn't love the lying, I thought the message would be a great one! Kid learns he should just fess up. Except the ending then could be viewed as silly, or could be viewed as going against the moral of the story! Will kids correct the parent at the end? Or will they think it's silly and fun to tell stories that aren't the truth? I'm not sure! ...more
Emily Lisowski
Starts off as cute and colorful illustrations that show the dog lying about who broke the vase. What threw me off was that after he had lied there was no consequence, almost making it seem like lying is okay. Although the message is supposed to be about being truthful, I feel like that wasn't really accomplished. Good introduction to a lesson about lying, but may need to follow up with something else afterwards to make the message clear. ...more
Dec 09, 2020 added it
no effin way dude who broke this vase
who broke this vase
seriously guys everyone here at my awesome party
this huge crowd of people that’s definitly here right now
someone broke my grandmas vase
and that’s the last thing she gave to me before she DIED
i swear to all things football and/or skateboarding i will find you
do make me cry these incredibly manly tears

sorry i had to, couldn’t pass up this opportunity XD
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Huh. A story about a young puppy lying about how a vase was broken. He tells the truth, he and his mom go outside to play, mom breaks another vase and then...lies about it? What exactly is the message here?
Lying: each page and great illustration tells a story of who broke the vase. The consequences aren't really given, just a quick moment of asking "who would believe that?" It is a quick introduction to lying, but you might need something more to show why it is not acceptable. ...more
Tim Kwan
Dec 20, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not interesting

For a kid book🤦‍♂️. It needed some rhymes or humor. It was filled with rumor😪. Then it ended with a whimper. It should have raised my temper.
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite-books
This book is great! I love the illustrations and how a lie could bring more and more lies. It has a great message. Kids loved interacting with it.
Alyssa Gudenburr
A very funny story about who broke the vase. The story keeps changing with the lies the main character tells. Good for a lesson on telling the truth.
Unreliable narrator.
Sara Grochowski
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love that most of the illustrations are silhouettes!
rated it liked it
Aug 22, 2017
rated it it was ok
Nov 21, 2017
Miss Melissa
rated it it was amazing
Sep 20, 2017
rated it really liked it
Jun 22, 2017
Menolly Harper
rated it it was ok
Jun 18, 2019
rated it liked it
Jan 06, 2019
rated it really liked it
Dec 29, 2017
Alica Thomas
rated it liked it
May 03, 2017
Allison Marks
rated it liked it
Jun 27, 2017
Apr 11, 2017 rated it liked it
The little dog in this book tells lie after lie to cover his tracks after breaking a vase. It appears, however, that the behavior is learned! The illustrations are all done in shadow form on thin, glossy pages.
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
A playful look at fibbing.
rated it really liked it
Jul 29, 2017
rated it liked it
May 05, 2017
Anna - Kids
rated it it was ok
Sep 09, 2018
Polk Duo
rated it liked it
Jan 19, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Apr 21, 2017
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Book of Mistakes
  • After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again
  • Good Night, Mr. Panda
  • She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
  • The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
  • Cinnamon
  • Wilma Jean the Worry Machine
  • Be Kind
  • Glamourpuss
  • Poor Louie
  • Leopold
  • One Dark Night
  • Charlotte and the Rock
  • The Quiet Book
  • Mummy Cat
  • Junie B., First Grader: One-Man Band (Junie B. Jones, #22)
  • Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember
  • The Crayon Box That Talked
See similar books…

News & Interviews

Readers have a lot to look forward to this year! Just feast your eyes upon all of these debut books to check out and emerging authors to...
188 likes · 47 comments