George and Kate and their parents, pink-cheeked elephants, romp through a trio of episodes in which older-brother George kids--or lies to--gullible Kate. Chorao evokes sympathy for Kate's misunderstandings, or misapprehensions, of George's jokes and teases through drawings that illustrate what is going on in Kate's mind. Is the teacher at school really the fiend George has painted her? Is that moving van at the curb going to take them away to a strange new home? In the fantasy drawings, it does, but Kate learns to distinguish between George's pronouncements and her own perceptions. Chorao's artwork is bright and comical: the pages illustrating Kate's imagined woes are particularly funny. Kate's curious lack of irritation at George notwithstanding, a satisfying book.