I’ve enjoyed seeing interest and sales, especially for Manner-Man which was written in response to my then 4-yr-old grandson’s request for a book about a Superhero. Manner-Man is a Superhero who teaches children how to believe in themselves and to stand up for others. Manner-Man is a winner of 10 Awards, including the CLIPP Principals’ Award. The book was a direct follow-up to The Magic Word and Gimme-Jimmy, and uses the characters from both former books.
The Magic Word, winner of 5 Awards, encourages the use of “Please” and “Thank-You” in the life of a child, Elisabeth is a child whose selfishness has caused her to not have many friends… She learns how to share by being polite and thinking of others… Her Mom tells her, “I think you’ll find out you’ll be happier too, If you think more of others and less about you.”
Gimme-Jimmy is about how a bully learns to share… and is also the winner of 5 Awards. Jimmy is rude and says “Gimme” a lot, and his father warns him that his hand might enlarge every time he says the word. Jimmy discovers his “Polite Rule” as his hand shrinks back to normal. (It was also fun to write a story about a child and his father!)
All three books I consider my “Manners Trilogy”, and I am very pleased that they have become very popular – which is especially encouraging in today’s world! Kindness and thinking of others is a constant theme.
Many of the characters also have been included my other children’s books… Look for them in The Golden Rule too!!
(All of my books have been Illustrated by Kalpart Illustrations… and published by SBPRA)
My other children’s books include Santa’s Birthday Gift, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!, My Little Angel, and poetry books A Penny for Your Thoughts and A Dime is a Sign. All are available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com