There’s a New Book in Town: A New Leaf for LylePosted by Carrie Salazar on Apr 21, 2014 in Blog, Carrie Salazar, Children's Books, Holly Jahangiri | Comments Off on There’s a New Book in Town: A New Leaf for Lyle
This is Lyle, daydreaming about being famous. He would probably tell you that he is thinking about his times tables, or how to write a declarative sentence, but the truth is, now that he’s the star of a brand new book, A New Leaf for Lyle, he thinks he’s a celebrity and he’s daydreaming about all the people he’s going to meet.
Boy, is Lyle in for a surprise – come Monday, he’s going to have to go to school!
Lyle’s a good kid, but he has a bad habit of telling lies. He lies about everything from brushing his teeth to why he missed the bus. But he doesn’t always lie, and it hurts when the people he cares most about don’t believe him on those rare times when he tells the truth. In A New Leaf for Lyle, young readers will learn, with Lyle, what it takes to earn back trust.
What Reviewers are Saying about A New Leaf for Lyle
Dr. Taher Kagalwala:
“Ms. Holly Jahangiri’s book comes across as a well-illustrated children’s book with a moral for the young reader. In this story, a boy called Lyle undergoes a behavioural and attitudinal transformation due to the intelligent and sensitive demonstration of what is the expectation of parents of their children.
The words are easy for young adults to understand and to take inspiration from; the illustrations are A-1.
I strongly recommend this book.”
“I totally love Holly Jahangiri’s books, and her latest venture, in cooperation with amazing artist Carrie Salazar, is just as wonderful as her previous ones. For everyone who has ever had to deal with a lying child (and we would all be lying if we said we never had one!). Every school library and child therapist’s office, as well as every parent, should have a copy of this lovely little book.”
“It’s got a nice storyline that will help parents teach their kids about why it’s important to do the right thing. It’s a challenge we all face as parents, to get kids to understand why it’s better to do the harder right than the easier wrong.”
“I loved the moral. My students loved the book.”
“Sweet story that kids will love, and the parents as well since there is a lesson. Terrific illustrations and just the right amount of words for the reader! It’s wonderful!!”
“After reading this book, I immediately gave it to my 9-year-old daughter, because I knew that she would be able to relate to it. A New Leaf For Lyle is about kids who, just like my daughter, can’t stop lying, because they know better or have got better things to do than brushing their teeth or doing their home work.
“After reading the book, we could have a discussion about being honest and why sometimes she can’t be bothered to change her clothes, which was nice.
I loved the crisp illustrations and the episode with the leaf -I found it very poetic. A great read!”
Buy A New Leaf for Lyle
A New Leaf for Lyle is available (in English) through Amazon.com: