Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire by Gordon KormanLiar, Liar, Pants on Fire by Gordon Korman

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

byGordon KormanIllustratorJoanne Adinolfi

Paperback | October 1, 2008

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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!
Gordon Korman was born in Cote St. Luk, Montreal, Canada on October 23, 1963 and grew up in the Toronto area. Since he had no siblings or pets, he wrote to keep himself amused. Then his 7th-grade English teacher told the class they could have 45 minutes a day for four months to work on a story of their choice. Korman began This Can't B...
Title:Liar, Liar, Pants on FireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.66 × 5.27 × 0.23 inPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545990130

ISBN - 13:9780545990134

Appropriate for ages: 9


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Valuable lesson Zoe Bent is a liar, and finding life in the 3rd grade very hard. Soon her fibs have turned her whole class against her, and she is feeling frustrated. It has reached a point that even when she tells the truth no one believes her. But she lies because she thinks she has nothing to say; other children wear better clothes, are great at art, are stronger, and she thinks telling big tales will be the only way she can get attention. However, she soon realizes that fibbing is making her life more and more complicated. This is a great book for young children, in part because children do not need to be taught to lie - most just do it at some point. But this book will teach them the implications about becoming known as a liar. It also teaches them that what matters most is what is inside them not what they say or do. Therefore it is a great book with a valuable lesson.
Date published: 2010-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from entertaining book with a great positive message Zoe Bent isn’t very good at sports. Or very good at school. She doesn’t wear the coolest clothes or travel to the coolest places. In fact, Zoe Bent doesn’t think she’s very special at all. So Zoe Bent does the one thing she is good at: telling lies. Zoe’s wild imagination leads her to invent the most unbelievable stories to impress her classmates. But when one tiny lie soon leads to another, Zoe gets sick of lying to keep everyone from finding out her stories aren’t true. What’s even worse, no one believes her when she is telling the truth! With the help of her friend, she realizes that she doesn’t need to lie because she does have a special talent: she has the best imagination in the history of the 3rd grade! Zoe’s exaggerated stories are really entertaining and she is a very likeable character, aside from the lying. The reader feels the same frustration as Zoe when no one believes her stories, even when they are true. The positive message that everyone is special in their own way is the perfect way to end the book. Although there are some great illustrations, Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire is less of a picture book and more of a short novel, possibly too advanced for Sparks (5-6), but too easy for Guides (9-11). At less than 100 pages and with large text, it is a short easy read that is just perfect for Brownie aged girls (7-8).
Date published: 2008-10-30