The Truth According to Arthur
Written by Tim Hopgood
Illustrated by David Tazzyman
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Arthur has a problem with The Truth, though normally they’re good friends. You see Arthur has done something he shouldn’t have, and rather than come clean about it, he tries to bend, to stretch, cover up and finally just ignore the truth. The Truth, as envisaged by David Tazzyman, is a grey splodge that even when being stretched or bent seems imbued with the unmovable, rigid qualities of stone, a representation that feels just right. This clever picture book fable makes clear the appeal and temptations of fibbing, and the relief that comes from telling the truth. A funny and clever picture book with a message that all children will understand. ~ Andrea Reece
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The Truth According to Arthur by Tim Hopgood
Arthur and The Truth are not the best of friends right now. Why? Because today Arthur did something he shouldn't have done - he rode on his big brother's bike (when his mum told him not to) and then he accidentally bumped it into Mum's car. Arthur knows he's done wrong but will he tell the truth OR will he bend it, stretch it, cover it up, hide it ...? What would YOU do? What will Arthur do?
Find out in this fresh and funny take on a common childhood predicament - to tell the truth or to tell a little fib. From an exciting new picture book pairing - Booktrust award-winning Tim Hopgood, and internationally bestselling David Tazzyman (illustrator of the Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton).
Praise for You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
You will laugh out loud Guardian
delightfully brought to life with David Tazzyman's quirky illustrations and a jaunty rhyming text. You will laugh out loud as tigers ride on trains, whales ride on bikes and giraffes go on aeroplanes Publishers Association
The bold, caricature style illustrations, rhyming couplets, and varying font styles add to the humour Practical Pre-School
Everything that you could wish for in a picture book, humour, ridiculous situations and imagination stimulating scenarios. Quite frankly, this is picture book writing and illustration at its very best Being a Mummy
Chaotic, crazy, fabulously funny and full of humorously energetic illustrations, this is a book that promises to evoke giggles of glee from readers fortunate enough to come across it Eye, Eye
About the Author
Interest Age: To 5
More books by Tim Hopgood
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
30th June 2016
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