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by Natalie Bishop

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ISBN: 0340365420
ISBN13: 978-0340365427
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
Author: Natalie Bishop
Language: English
Publisher: Silhouette (1984)
Pages: 256 pages
ePUB size: 1226 kb
FB2 size: 1976 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 692
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I purchased this book when I decided to do a unit on character traits for our home school. I have an 8 year old and a 12 year old autistic child. Both enjoy this book very much. It is a very nice hard cover book that has entertaining stories that focus on good morals and values. There are poems, Aesop's fables, and stories from around the world that show children traits such as kindness, honesty, and responsibility. The illustations in the book are also remarkable. This is a must have book for anyone with small children.
I grew up on the unabridged version of this book and read many of the stories to my kids as well. This hardback version is not the entire works, just an FYI, but does have some good ones, including "Please". I am using this book to have have all of my kids' teachers sign it, akin to the thing that father did with "Oh the Places You'll Go"... While the morals are of course the main draw, I have also particularly enjoyed that my kids hear some really well written stories. Some of the phrasing is old fashioned, which has been a great learning point.
I totally recommend this book to anyone who wants to raise their children with "virtues". I find this book especially useful for a little boy! After the first read of this book, this is a new family favorite! Its our new nighttime ritual! I have been able to use several stories as a way to illustrate, highlight and teach the importance of different virtues. The stories are easily relatable to and enjoyable to my 3 year old. If you're pregnant, have a baby, or have a child or children I recommend to get this book and read it right away!
This a was gentle way to introduce virtues to my child. The pictures in the books are amazing. The story are perfect. I think we read this book two months ago, and my son is still quoting from it.
I had this book as a child, and I can honestly read them and feel how they did help me develop the values they teach, of course mine was destroyed because I was so in love with it and brought it everywhere! my mom had to throw it away, so now it's time for my boy to read these stories and hope he grows into the greatest he can be!
I'm a big fan of Bill Bennett and once again he's produced a gem (I know, it's several years old, but I just bought it).

I have four children, the oldest being about 4½ years old. Both he and our 3 year old son love to "read" books; they insist on going to bed with them every night and they often stay up later than they're allowed to, flipping through the pages. Unfortunately there aren't many stories in this book that hold their attention, and the ones that do seem to be over too quickly. My personal opinion is that this book is probably more suited for girls of 4+, and boys of 5+.

The book is a very nice quality and the illustrations (every page) are marvelous. The stories are grouped by virtue, but each one is independent of the next, so there are many different ways to navigate this book. I would suggest this book for anyone with young children.

Physically, this book has a large footprint (from memory, it's probably 12" wide and 14" tall).
My seven year old loves the stories in this book (I did make sure to "correct" the portrayal of Genghis Khan in one of the stories since it's more than a gross misinterpretation to portray him as a man of virtue even if he was just a vehicle through which a moral message was told).
I bought two of these for my grandchildren and our friend's children. Each story teaches a moral lesson. Children will turn a deaf ear to lectures from parents about poor choices. However, this book does a beautiful job of teaching time honored values and morals in a story format that children find very appealing. Instead of preaching and lecturing, this book tells many wonderful stories of how other children have chosen to do the right thing, even if it was not an easy thing to do. The stories in this book give parents and caregivers wonderful opportunities to talk about right and wrong, good and bad, and having empathy for others. It is nicely illustrated too!