Reviewed by Qiara R. (age 9)
I think that the author Ann Cameron wrote the story because she wants kids to see how lies only lead you to other lies and get you in more trouble. For example, Julian tells one lie and that lie leads to lots of other lies.
Once I acted like Julian in the story. When I was in Orlando, Florida, I was learning how to swim. I said that I already knew how. So when I swam, I almost drowned. I learned that telling a lie can cause trouble. This is the same lesson that Julian learned.
I recommend this book because I like the illustrator?s sketches. I think kids would like this book if they like reading chapter books. I also think kids would like the moral, which is that telling lies usually doesn?t help.