by Jannifer Powelson
When my daughters were younger they enjoyed Sherrill Cannon’s original illustrated, “The Golden Rule” and all of her delightful children’s books. “The Golden Rule” is written in Cannon’s characteristic rhyming prose, which makes reading–and learning–fun! Both the illustrated and coloring editions help children learn about doing the right thing and treating other people well. The coloring book is a great way to teach children these important life lessons, but it also encourages their artistic skills. What better way to drive the book’s message home than to allow kids to color the line drawings in their favorite colors and customize the illustrations to fit their own style! The story itself is a great teaching tool, but the coloring edition allows children to be more interactive and strengthens the book’s valuable message.