The Pudding Problem

The Pudding Problem

eBook - 2017 | First edition
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481470858 (electronic bk.)
148147085X (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC BERGER
Characteristics: 1 online resource (228 pages) : illustrations


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Apr 12, 2018

Great pick for kids who like hybrid comic/novels. It's got a great pace and voice throughout. Highly recommended for reluctant readers!

JCLChrisK Jun 22, 2017

A fun entry in the category of heavily-illustrated confessional stories along the lines of Big Nate and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Sam makes a good narrator even though he admits from the start he is a serial liar, telling the tale of getting himself into and out of trouble with a bully and his family with lies (and maybe just a bit of honesty).


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Apr 12, 2018

celestetrottier thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 12


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