Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive

Two Truths and a Lie: 3 BOOK GIVEAWAY

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t. Mark Twain

Before I talk about this new nonfiction book coming out at the end of June, I have a “small world” story. I run the social media for two restaurants that the father of my son’s best friend owns, Common Ground. To promote Common Ground in Arlington, Massachusett’s new function room, I decided to hold a pop up Holiday Market. A local children’s book author signed up … and that person turned out to be Ammi-Joan Paquette, who lives nearby.

Then, I went to a book signing event for Maria Gianferrari who always leaves the best comments on my blog. I sat in the back and I didn’t have my glasses on which means I can only really see about 5 feet in front of me. She introduced her amazing book agent … and it turned out to be Ammi-Joan Paquette!

Yes, she’s an author and a children’s book agent. Her co-author, Laurie Ann Thompson is best known for Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah.

Now that we all know each other, let’s move on to their new book …

Have you ever played that party game 2 Truths and a Lie? The idea is that each person makes three statements and then everyone else guesses which is the lie. It can be surprisingly hard to figure out the lie.

In this nonfiction book, the idea is the same but the Truths are based on biological wonders in nature. Three stories are presented along with photographs but one of them is not true. Can you guess which one?

There is now an Educators’ Resource for Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Thompson’sTwo Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive. The guide was written by educator Melissa Guerrette. You can find it here.

I’m giving away three copies of Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive to three winners. Please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom to enter. Two Truths and a Lie goes on sale June 27, 2017!

Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson

So, you just read about the weirdly shaped fleeceflower from China; the vast interconnected forest-which-is-also-one-giant-tree called Pando; and a roundup of super plant tricks including their ability to communicate with one another and even with different species. All three of these stories are hard to believe — but two of them are actually true. Can you figure out which one is not?

This is the kind of nonfiction book for kids who like games of any kind, from apps to boardgames. The fun is figuring out the fact from fiction. Besides the three stories — 2 true, 1 lie — there are side panels with fun facts that include one falsehood. Answers are included in the back! [nonfiction book, ages 8 and up]

Two Truths and a Lie 3 BOOK GIVEAWAY

Win one of three copies of Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive. Please fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter. I can only mail to U.S. addresses due to the high cost of shipping.

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. That sounds like such a neat book!
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  2. Lisa Maucione

    The structure of this book – two truths and a lie – sounds really fun and interesting. Looking forward to reading it!

  3. Loved seeing this in my inbox this AM, Mia, and thinking about the ways we’re all connected!!! Such perfect timing for this book–can’t wait to read it!

  4. John Smith

    “What are your kids’ favorite nonfiction books?” There was a one-volume children’s illustrated encyclopaedia of world history published by Cambridge or Oxford many years ago that was just wonderful. There should be more books like that!

  5. Jennifer Oliger

    My students love the Who Was/ What Was series because they can learn about the lives of famous people, including authors, leaders, and scientists.

  6. Thank you, Mia! I’m so glad we finally all “know” each other (and I do hope we get to meet in person someday soon). <3

  7. Anything with animals in it 🙂
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  8. Loved your personal story! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Cathy Ogren

    This sounds like a great nonfiction book for kids. Food for the brain!

  10. Linda Hofke

    This sounds like a fun book.

  11. Susan Dee

    Love anything Joan writes and excited to have this book to add to my collection.

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