Anyone who has ever been around small kids knows that sometimes, every once in a long while, you can absolutely not avoid telling them a lie. Or two. Or as many as is necessary to quiet them down and make them go along with whatever you had planned on doing at that particular moment. Sure, lying is not nice, and there is something particularly wrong about lying to innocent little kids, but by golly, it feels so good. Unfortunately, it's not always easy coming up with great lies that the kids would readily believe. This is where Andy Riley's "Great Lies to Tell Small Kids" comes in handy. It provides you with a great resource for those times when you quickly need to come up with a good lie.
Some of the jokes in this collection are silly, some are the quintessential British dry humor, and a few are a bit off-color. I have to confess that I found this book to be really funny, even hilarious at times. Perhaps this is because this sort of humor really appeals to me, but I really think that Andy Riley has a great comedic gift. I think I'll go and check out a few more of his books.