Winner of 6 awards: Winner of the 2011 Readers Favorite Gold Medal, 2011 Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner, 2011 Global Finalist Award, 2012 Reader Views Second Place, 2012 International Book Awards Finalist, and 2012 Next Generation Indie Finalist.
Elisabeth needs to learn The Magic Word “Please”, and to use it every day. Please and Thank you are words that everyone needs to use! ISBN 978-1-60976-909-3 – $12.50
Summertime is a good time for kids to be reading fun books, especially if they help teach some valuable lessons at the same time! No, the magic word is not abracadabra. The magic word which works best is PLEASE!! Rude little Elisabeth learns that saying “Please” and “Thank You” work their magic when making friendships as well…
My daughter, a kindergarten teacher, loves this book. She informed me that after reading the book with her class, the children were taking great delight in using the phrase, “What is the magic word?” in their relationships with other students!
Previous 5-Star Review for The Magic Word: “Elizabeth discovers she has no friends when no one wants to come to her birthday party. Elizabeth does not understand why she has no friends until she talks to her mom. Mom suggests Elizabeth learn to be more considerate of her classmates and teacher, and to learn to use the magic words “thank you” and “please.”
The Magic Word gently teaches children two important life skills: how to make friends and manners. Ms. Cannon writes in rhyme that is simply and easy to follow. Kids will love learning how to treat others kindly while reading this story. It is also a good read-aloud-story, perfect for pre-school and kindergarten classes. The illustrator has given the child characters wonderful expressions that are easy to understand. They are drawn in soft pastels. This short, 25-page book, delivers on every level. Written in one of the most difficult manners, poetry, the story is pleasant, the message clear and the illustrations fantastic.”
There is also a short poem at the conclusion of the story, which I will share here:
There is a Magic Word
To use when you’re in need,
So give a smile and shout it out:
The magic word is Please!
There are some other words
That bring a magic touch:
When someone does nice things for you,
Say “Thank you, very much!”
This book is the first in what I consider my “Manners Trilogy”… I will share Gimme-Jimmy and Manner-Man in following posts… Enjoy!!! ( Available on amazon and bn.com)