Winner of 6 Awards
Treat others as you want them to treat you!, April 12, 2014
This review is from: The Magic Word (Paperback)
The Magic Word by Sherrill S. Cannon is another great award-winning children’s book in her amazing collection. In her book, Sherrill shows actually how parents can teach their children good manners.Elisabeth Keys was a problem girl. She made fun of people, she’d argue and tease and never say “thank you” or “please”. As a result, no one wants her as a friend and she ends up in isolation and loneliness. When it comes to Elisabeth’s birthday and her mother sends out invitations, no one replies. That saddens Elisabeth and she complains to her mother asking her advice on what to do. Mrs. Keys explains to her daughter that bad manners have cost all her friendships and advises her to use the magic words “thank you” and “please” to improve the situation.Elisabeth carefully listens to her mother and follows her wise advice. It is not easy and she really must work hard to be polite. In difficult moments, she remembers her mother’s advice to say the magic words “thank you” and “please”. Very soon she realizes that children have started liking her. The story ends with a nice surprise – all the class together with her teacher are coming to her birthday! Thanks to her mother, Elisabeth now is a completely different child with good manners and a lot of friends!
I really enjoyed The Magic Word by Sherrill S. Cannon as it has a very important moral – be polite with others and they will be polite with you. Treat others as you want them to treat you. This is a perfect book to teach kids good manners. Highly recommended!