We’re always working on manners at our house. We’re blessed with very good, nice kids, but they still sometimes forget to say please and thank you. I was happy to be able to review this delightful hardcover book by Tricia Lowenfield and Mary Moore Lowenfield that incorporates counting with learning manners. I just love the lilt of title, Be Kind Be Sweet, be nice to everyone you meet. On each page there are kind words to count and a rhyme about a particular manner. A thought about the manner and a Bible verse to accompany the manner follow the rhyme. Bear immediately was attracted to the book and though I was too busy to read it to her, she buried herself in it and deciphered the beautiful, fancy script to read it on her own. The charming illustrations are colorful and appealed to Bear, who, after reading it through once, kept herself busy a long time counting the kind words on each page.
We were also sent S is for Shepherd, a book which teaches children the ABC’s through scripture, just as many Presidents did through the New England Primer. The illustrations are once again sweet, simple, and colorful. The text is in cursive though, which made it harder for Bear to read. Bear loves all things related to the Bible and loved this book. What we really especially liked was that it came with a CD of 13 upbeat songs to reinforce the lessons in the book.
Tracy has generously sent me an extra copy of each book to give away.
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