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Miles McHale is a tattletale. And everybody knows it. But he's not the only one who needs help, so his teacher decides: it's time to fight the Tattle Battle! But will Miles figure out the right time to tell a grown-up about another person's behavior, or is he doomed to be a tattletale forever?
From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Miles McHale is a chick with many fine qualities. He is funny, bright, and lovable, but he has one trait that is causing trouble at home and especially at school. Miles is going through a tattle phase, and nobody can elude him: not his dog Frank, his brother Thomas, or his classmates. Although Miles is not the only student with these inclinations, he is the lead tattler in his class, and he can't distinguish between situations when he needs to let an adult know that someone is in trouble and times when he should mind his own business. So his teacher devises a competition with one straightforward rule: no tattling for one week, and the winning team will earn extra recess time. Will Miles finally restrain himself and lead his team to victory? With speech bubble dialogue and engaging, digitally produced, pastel illustrations, this picture book flows naturally and presents a conflict that young readers will easily understand. VERDICT An ideal read-aloud for a storytime at school, at home, or in the library. A popular choice for most collections.—Kathia Ibacache, Simi Valley Public Library, CA
The titular little chick learns an important lesson about what behaviors need to be reported and which to just let slide. . . .offer[s] some simple, easy-to-remember rhymes to help guide children toward appropriate sharing of concerns. . . .this book fills a niche for those seeking titles dealing with this particular issue of character education. --Kirkus Review
About the Author
Christianne Jones is an award-winning author of books for younger children. Her picture book Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker won a 2013 Gelett Burgess Award and was a Midwest Book Award finalist, and Hello, Goodbye, and a Very Little Lie was listed as one of the 100 best children's books by popular parenting site babble.com. Christianne lives in Mankato, Minnesota, with her husband and three daughters.