So nice to have such a wonderful review of The Golden Rule from such a prestigious reviewer! Thank you to Sue Morris of Kid Lit Reviews
Here is a partial review…
“…The illustrations have not changed from one book to the next. The kids have big bright eyes and represent a multicultural world. The illustrations have become so standardized readers of Cannon’s books could pick out the kids from any scene. This is not a bad thing; these kids are all positive influences in their stories. Observant readers will find some of these characters joining Robert and Kait at school, often with one of Cannon’s previous books in hand.
The Golden Rule is Cannon’s eighth picture book with her Grand View Elementary school students. Written in rhyme, with a long block of text on the left and an illustration on the right side of each spread. The writing is also familiar by now to loyal readers. A ten or eleven beat meter in an eight-line verse graces half of the spread. The rhymes rarely fail though sometimes the lines can be confusing or grammatically incorrect for the sake of the rhyme. Despite this, Cannon always gets her message across in a meaningful way.
Sherrill S. Cannon’s past picture books have reaped many awards. The Golden Rule will do the same. All of Cannon’s picture books have become parent favorites for the positive messages and the kid-friendly prose…”
The complete review: