The Truth According to Arthur by Tim Hopgood
  

The Truth According to Arthur

Written by Tim Hopgood
Illustrated by David Tazzyman

5+ readers   Books for Boys   
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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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Synopsis

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).

Reviews

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

Tim Hopgood

Tim Hopgood lives with his wife, children and cats in North Yorkshire. He is a graduate of Kingston University and worked for twenty years in graphic design and freelance illustration. Tim’s first book, Our Big Blue Sofa, was published by Macmillan in 2006 and he has gone on to publish a number of successful picture books including Tip Tap went the Crab and WOW said the Owl.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Bubbling with energy, prize winning Tim Hopgood’s illustrations are also full of warmth. The enchanting owl, waking up as night falls, gives a beautiful introduction to colours in Wow! Said the Owl while a chirpy crab with very big eyes tip taps as it counts its way around the seashore in Tip Tap went the Crab. A Dog Called Rod is a wonderful fantasy about owning a dog even though dad says dogs are noisy, messy and expensive! Full of life as the pages shimmer, Here Comes Frankie is also full of noise as Frankie’s life is transformed when he starts to play the trumpet. There’s lots of noise and energy too as the gloriously strokable sofa takes off on an unusual adventure in Our Big Blue Sofa.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Tim Hopgood
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Author's Website

www.timhopgood.com/

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

30th June 2016

ISBN

9781408864999

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