4. BILLY AND ANT LIE
|BY JAMES MINTER|
|ABOUT THE BOOK|
Billy and Ant mess about on their way to school and find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. A little lie about being late soon becomes more serious when the police become involved.
Lying is common, and is done for number of reasons. The most frequesnt reasons is to avoid trouble. In this story Billy and Ant discover whatever you lie about, and whenever you lie, it affects something or somebody else and it can have serious consequences.
It is easy to embellish stories as you tell them. Billy and Ant get carried away with their own storytelling. Of course, everyone hopes to get away with a lie - that's why they told - but there is always a consequence. Even their teacher gets into trouble without having has anything to do with the lie itself. Every lie, no matter how small, has an impact not only on the person who has told it but on other too.