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Hello, Goodbye, and a Very Little Lie
Hello, Goodbye, and a Very Little Lie
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Little Boost

Hello, Goodbye, and a Very Little Lie

Larry lies about everything. Find out what he does when he gets caught in one of his lies.

PublisherPicture Window Books
BrandLittle Boost
Age Level4-6 Years
Reading LevelGrades K-3
Trim Size7 x 7
Page Count32
Paper Over Board



Chicago Parent Blog - Bonnie Kenaz-Mara

"This delightfully charming book had us all laughing out loud. Author Christianne Jones pairs up with illustrator Christine Battuz to bring us this very cute rendition of a hard lesson learned. We all enjoyed the vibrant, funky art work and patterns that pop off the page. The details may vary, but anyone who lives with and loves children will find the very little lie familiar. Larry lies about everything. Find out what he does when he gets caught in one of his lies. Little Boost books tackle early life lessons in a funny and relatable manner. From learning to share to telling lies, life isn't easy. These picture books include many teachable moments, which is an important element in a children's book. Caregivers will be able to engage young children with an entertaining story while introducing and instilling important life skills. These books are sure to give everyone a little boost!" - Chicago Parent Blog

November 22, 2010

Good Reads Blog - Lindy Michaels

"HELLO, GOODBYE AND A VERY LITTLE LIE, ($16.99, Capstone/Picture Window Books, ages 4-8) written by Christianne C. Jones and illustrated by Christine Battuz, is reviewed by Lindy Michaels of BookStar on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. (Editor’s Note: This book is one in a series of four Little Boost books helping to teach children valuable life lessons.) I am not quite sure what kind of animal Larry is… sort of a hippo/horse/rabbit/donkey? What I do know is that Larry is a big, huge liar! He lies about doing his homework. He lies about building a playground. He lies about growing all the vegetables at the market. He lies about eating all the frosting his mother was going to put on a cake she was making. “Larry, why do you lie so much?” his mother asked. “I’m not lying,” Larry replied and explained he was “simply creating a fictional story. I’m telling a tall tale. I’m stretching the truth.” Really? Really? Well,, one day Larry told a cute little girl, whom I can’t figure out what animal she looked like, either, that he could swim all the way across the near-by lake. “No you can’t,” she said. “Yes, I can,” insisted Larry. “Prove it,” she replied. Oh, oh. Would this end up being the very last lie Larry ever told? HELLO, GOODBYE AND A VERY LITTLE LIE is utterly delightful, with funny, imaginative illustrations. And, of course, with a very, very good moral and a happily ever after. What more could one want from a children’s book? Or… of course, I might just be lying about this entire review. No, no, no, I’m not! I swear. I would never lie to you!" - Good Reads Blog

March 24, 2011



Applied Arts design magazine

2011 Photography & Illustration Award

February 1, 2011

Christianne C. Jones

Christianne C. Jones

Growing up in a small town with no cable (and parents who were teachers), reading was the only thing to do. Since then, Christianne Jones has read about a bazillion books and written more than 50. Christianne works as an editor and lives in Minnesota with her husband and three daughters.

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