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Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive! — 6 Comments

  1. What a fun way to introduce multiple subjects at a time! I, like other readers, felt some reluctance to the premise, but once I got into it, I got more and more excited about the possibilities for this book as an incredible tool. Aside from the interesting facts and clear, but appealing layout, this particular fiction/nonfiction setup opens a whole world to discuss truth, fiction, lies, ignorance, and fact-finding. It crosses the bridges in a really cool way that students don’t get to do often, bridging sciences, technology, and English studies in literature and journalism.

  2. I think this book would be a hit with kids but it wasn’t with me! Maybe I am showing my age here, but I had a hard time reading a non-fiction book, knowing that one of the truths wasn’t true, and having to read three of them before looking in the back to discover which one wasn’t. It makes for a fun ice-breaker game, but it annoyed me when reading it. Like I said, though, I think kids WOULD like this. If I were teaching 6th grade science again, this definitely would have been an addition to my science library!

  3. I really liked this book! I think it would be a fantastic tool to use as an introduction to a research paper because it can help students learn how to research properly and ask good questions. I liked the guide about how to find good sources in the back of the book. I also think that it could be used as a short activity or morning work throughout the school year. A chapter could be read to the students and they could work in small groups to research the various stories to discover what is true and what is not. This book was a fun way to learn new facts about plants, animals, and humans. 5 stars!

  4. I loved this book and so did my daughter! It was in her hands before I even had a chance to look at it! She loved trying to figure out which two were real and which one was not! This book contains a ton of really fun information and we both enjoyed learning about things we didn’t know before. Thankfully, there was an answer key in the back of the book because we really did have trouble identifying the “lie”. I loved how tricky it was! I think this book will be a HUGE hit in our library!
    5 stars *****

  5. At first, I wanted to hate the idea of a non-fiction book, not all being true, say what!?! But once I got over that, I thought the format was kinda fun! Like the game, 2 truths one lie. In nine groupings of 2 truths and 1 lie, I was only able to correctly pick out the lie two times out of nine possible times. Thankfully there is an answer key in the back. It all seemed believable, and real, and even some of the lies were based on a thread of truth, to make it extra tricky. There is even a part on fecal transplants, (which was true) and will be right on track with some of the potty humor that boys especially, seem to love. I think the elementary readers will love this selection, and it will be widely circulated! 5 stars ***** This book could be tied to teaching as an example of the believable but fake websites.

  6. I feel my kids will really like this book. We do a lot of real facts and weird but true facts. This books makes learning about animals and plants fun and exciting. I enjoyed the different ideas and taking action experiments that are throughout the book. I will be using this book for some future projects. Fun and interesting, a very good nonfiction book.

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