Lying to Children

Grown-ups around the world tell children things that simply aren’t true. You know, lies. This book brings together the very best poems from the Kickstarter project based on the promise One Dollar = One Poem.

The original Kickstarter project was inspired by the fact that there are a lot of lies within in my own family. A lot. So many that about half the poems in this book come from my own family (parents, grandparents, myself included).

If you’re worried about certain cultural lies potentially being outed in this book and ruining your child’s life, have no fear! I have a strict never-ruin-the-wonder-of-childhood-for-anyone-ever policy. And all the lies volunteered by other grown-ups/parents are — like the lies from my own family — the kind you look back on fondly as you shake your head at just how ridiculous they are.

This collection — featuring my own awkward illustrations — is available for $15 through

You can also preview the entire collection and its illustrations via the ASMR read-through on my YouTube channel.

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