I am so honored to share this wonderful Midwest Book Review for The Golden Rule.
“The Golden Rule” is the eighth book in the author’s series of award-winning socio-educational books for early elementary children. Written in delightful verse, with a familiar cast of rainbow characters from previous beloved stories, “The Golden Rule” takes Robert and Kait on an important quest for a mysterious golden ruler mentioned by their Mom. What they discover is amazing and life changing, in fact the Golden Rule, as they uncovered its essence, is a way of opening your life to all that it can be. For in fact, they were not to find a golden ruler, but instead the Golden Rule, which is simply stated: “Treat others the way you’d like to be treated.” The children find that this means “It’s a rule that you live by, to give and to share, a way to treat others to show that you care.” What this rule actually means in daily living is described in kid friendly terms. You might offer to share your toys or books or other reading devices with kids who don’t have them. Don’t try to steal someone else’s work, or plagiarize. When someone bullies or tries to hurt you, try to empathize instead of fighting back. But tell him it is not nice to hurt others and ask an adult for help too. The concept of sharing is expanded to the marvelous idea of “pay it forward,” something children are eager to participate with. “The Golden Rule” is delightfully creative, like the author’s other books. Also a familiar feature is the placement of embedded book covers of the author’s previous popular books, which are referred to in the Author’s Special Notes section at the end. As in previous publications, 50 % of the profits of “The Golden Rule” goes to the CureJM Foundation to help find a cure for Juvenile Myositis, an incurable children’s disease. Included in the “classroom of characters’ by the illustrator Kalpart is the little girl named Addie, from CureJM. “The Golden Rule” is a five star classic with some nice new touches. Children in early elementary classes will grow towards its strong, embracing visionary message.” …The Midwest Book Review
This review is posted in the Children’s Bookwatch section of the May Issue, on the Social Issues Shelf. The highly respected Midwest Book Review is “committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing. The MBR publishes monthly book review magazines specifically designed for community and academic librarians, booksellers, and the general reading public.”