Book 172: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire by Diane deGroat

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

by Diane deGroat

See Also:  Sunny Days in Second Grade American Pride Linky Party!  Many great ideas for teachers at that link.  See also:  Book and song for September 11th post

Author Diane deGroat’s website has word searches, coloring pages, and more (click on Fun Stuff to find these printable pages).  On the Fun Stuff page, at the top, click on Classroom Connections to find examples of classroom projects using her books, and color photographs of examples.  She has written over 130 books for children.

The book Liar, Liar Pants on Fire, is about children at school making up patriotic plays as assigned by their teacher.  The main character Gilbert wants to be the cherry tree so he won’t have to speak in the play, but draws a slip of paper with the name George Washington.  After some turmoil, everything turns out well.  Here is a free PDF coloring page for the 4th of July:  July 4th coloring page PDF (photo of the page below).  And here is a generic writing frame for a patriotic play for a cast of up to six characters (it is six pages long but pages could be omitted or printed more than once):  Patriotic Play generic writing frame PDF, photos of two of the pages are below.

Happy reading!  CarolynPatrioticPlay_Page_1 PatrioticPlay_Page_2July 4 coloring page

About Carolyn Wilhelm

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory, The Wise Owl Factory Book a Day Blog, and is web master for the Wise Owl Factory Teaching Friends blog She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and is a National Board Certified Teacher.
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2 Responses to Book 172: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire by Diane deGroat

  1. Denise Boehm says:

    I love Diane deGroat books! Somehow I missed this one, I think I may have to take a trip to the bookstore this afternoon!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up :)
    Denise
    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  2. Dear Denise: This is a great book for near the beginning of the school year, too (honesty). Thanks for writing. I LOVE your Linky Party on Patriotic Pride. Carolyn