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Lyttle lies: the pudding problem /

by Berger, Joe [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lyttle Lies: 1.Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 228 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781481470834; 1481470833.Other title: Pudding problem.Subject(s): Truthfulness and falsehood -- Juvenile fiction | Cats -- Juvenile fiction | Humorous stories | Honesty -- Juvenile fiction | Humorous stories -- Juvenile fiction | Fiction | Juvenile worksAwards: A Junior Library Guild selection, October 2017.Summary: "A boy must untangle the web of lies he's created in order to prove his innocence when strange things start happening in this humorous and cheeky illustrated middle grade novel in the tradition of the Timmy Failure series. Sam Lyttle is prone to stretching the truth. Most of his lies are harmless; tall tales and the product of an overactive imagination. So when Sam is summoned to explain a strange discovery--a ping-pong ball in a jar of peanut butter--and denies involvement, no one believes him. Then more seemingly unrelated peculiarities emerge, and Sam categorically denies any knowledge of those, too. In between these mysterious accusations, and with evidence mounting against him, Sam ruminates on the different sorts of lies he has told using examples from his past. Meanwhile, two pounds of potatoes wind up in the washing machine. Sam comes to a decision: he decides it is time to come clean about this latest tangled web. He gathers his family to hear the truth. The whole truth. Or is it? Could it be that this final "truth" is, in fact, another lie?"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "A boy must untangle the web of lies he's created in order to prove his innocence when strange things start happening"-- Provided by publisher.Other editions: Reproduction of (manifestation):: Berger, Joe, 1970- Pudding problem.
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A boy must untangle the web of lies he's created in order to prove his innocence in this humorous and cheeky illustrated middle grade novel that's perfect for "fans of Timmy Failure and Big Nate" ( Kirkus Reviews ).<br> <br> Sam Lyttle is prone to stretching the truth. Most of his lies are harmless; tall tales and the product of an overactive imagination. So when Sam is summoned to explain a strange discovery--a ping-pong ball in a jar of peanut butter--and denies involvement, no one believes him. Then more seemingly unrelated peculiarities emerge, and Sam categorically denies any knowledge of those, too.<br> <br> In between these mysterious accusations, and with evidence mounting against him, Sam ruminates on the different sorts of lies he has told using examples from his past. Meanwhile, two pounds of potatoes wind up in the washing machine.<br> <br> Sam comes to a decision: he decides it is time to come clean about this latest tangled web. He gathers his family to hear the truth. The whole truth. Or is it? Could it be that this final "truth" is, in fact, another lie?

"A boy must untangle the web of lies he's created in order to prove his innocence when strange things start happening in this humorous and cheeky illustrated middle grade novel in the tradition of the Timmy Failure series. Sam Lyttle is prone to stretching the truth. Most of his lies are harmless; tall tales and the product of an overactive imagination. So when Sam is summoned to explain a strange discovery--a ping-pong ball in a jar of peanut butter--and denies involvement, no one believes him. Then more seemingly unrelated peculiarities emerge, and Sam categorically denies any knowledge of those, too. In between these mysterious accusations, and with evidence mounting against him, Sam ruminates on the different sorts of lies he has told using examples from his past. Meanwhile, two pounds of potatoes wind up in the washing machine. Sam comes to a decision: he decides it is time to come clean about this latest tangled web. He gathers his family to hear the truth. The whole truth. Or is it? Could it be that this final "truth" is, in fact, another lie?"-- Provided by publisher.

"A boy must untangle the web of lies he's created in order to prove his innocence when strange things start happening"-- Provided by publisher.

A Junior Library Guild selection, October 2017.

Excerpt provided by Syndetics

<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">The Pudding Problem FRIDAY, 4:00 P.M., THE DEN The Den. Designed to blend in with the natural surroundings of my bedroom. It may not look like much from the outside, but appearances can be deceptive. Inside it's custom-engineered for maximum quietness, relaxation, and alone time. Only authorized personnel are allowed within its hallowed walls--those issued with a personal ID card. The Den is the perfect place to escape the many stresses and strains imposed on the modern nine-year-old. I'm not talking about the more extreme problems that occasionally crop up. Like the time aliens attacked our town and abducted practically everyone . . . . . . until I discovered the invaders were allergic to cucumbers and single-handedly saved the day with a cardboard tube and a jar of out-of-date pickles. Or the time a sinkhole opened up in the middle of an assembly, right under the first graders . . . . . . and I had to be lowered down on a rope to rescue them all, because the principal was crying in the corner. (He's not a fan of sinkholes.) No, the kinds of stresses I'm talking about are your typical, everyday, run-of-the-mill-type concerns: Big sisters who are sooo superior and annoyingly good at everything that it makes you look kind of like garbage in comparison. Moms who think math homework is the sole purpose of being a child. . . . Excerpted from The Pudding Problem by Joe Berger All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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