Goodreads synopsis – From number one bestselling author Matt Haig comes a hilarious and heartwarming story, brilliantly illustrated throughout by Chris Mould Wherever she is, whatever the day, She only has one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true.


My thoughts – I loved this book. This short book touches on mental illness in an easy to read way, making it accessible for young children. This book will help readers feel like they are not alone, and may help them better understand what they are going through.

I loved the illustrations in it by Chris Mould, they worked perfectly with the story. And I liked that they are black and white illustrations rather than colour, as it represents the feelings shown within the book well, as some people with mental health link it to darkness and not seeing colour.

The book rhymed which gave it a good rhythm when reading, which many children enjoy when hearing books read aloud to them. I also like the simplicity of language used, as the concepts are challenging enough without the added language barrier.

Classroom ideas – I think this would be a good book to read and let children digest independently. Although it’s child-friendly, it discusses some challenging topics, and I don’t think it would be suitable to complete work based on it. You could maybe do mental health related activities and discuss the themes within the book, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing comprehension from it.