Theodore and the Talking Mushroom by Leo Lionni
Call Number: PZ10.3.L6465 2009
Publication Date: 2009-03-10
"Theodore, a little mouse, lives with a lizard that can grow a new tail, a frog that can swim underwater, and a turtle that can close up like a box. But Theodore has no special talents of his own. When he discovers a mushroom that says Quirp, Theodore tells his friends that this is the only talking mushroom in the world, and that quirp means that he should be venerated above all animals. The word spreads, and Theodore is bestowed with a crown until the truth comes out. When his friends learn that they've been deceived, Theodore discovers that he does have a special talent running away very fast! This tall tale provides an excellent starting-point for discussions of honesty."