Ashdown’s deceptively simple drawings on closer look reveal lovely detail around the edges. She has a knack for drawing adorable pets readers might like to adopt right off the page…It’s not easy to make the moral case for always telling the truth without sounding preachy, but this monster book does it by simply sticking to the story and keeping it fun.
This object lesson in what happens when you tell a lie depicts the lie as a creature, shadowing the boy who fibbed and growing bigger until it consumes him…An exciting and enlightening read.
Though the Whopper gobbles up Percy and is a bit of a pest, he is not scary, making this book perfect for introducing young listeners and readers to the idea of lies, right and wrong, and guilt. The text is straightforward and matched perfectly by the soft illustrations. This is a great addition to any library, just right for storytime or one-on-one sharing.
—School Library Journal
A wonderfully inventive story about lies, making the right choices, and being truthful, The Whopper is spot-on!
—Reading Eagle (from Kendal Rautzhan’s "Books to Borrow")