Why we love it:
I first introduced the story of Pinocchio very briefly via the "Mideer" story projection torch. It was off my head, and I took the chance to teach my lil boy (who was then about 24mo) about telling lies. He hated washing his bumbum after a poopoo (does yours too at some point in time? why??). So whenever he poopoos and we ask him if he did, he would say "no! not! No poopoo." (It is the first lie he ever made! ...and believe it or not, actually a milestone.)
He understood the basic concept of it and very soon he started just nodding his head reluctantly whenever he poos. My point is, Pinocchio is one classic that is always quite perfect in teaching children about telling lies. A whimsy fairytale that would pique their inquisitiveness and heighten their awareness about telling lies. It is then up to us parents and caregivers to educate them about the real consequences of lies being told!
This classic comes with a slight twist from the very original, but is highly entertaining, providing lots of room for discussion. A great one to have!
Also available, The Ugly Duckling and The Three Little Pigs. /32 pages