Thursday, April 1, 2010

E is for Ethics -- Review and Giveaway!

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REVIEW:

Have you have been searching for the perfect book to help teach your child/children good moral values? Then your search has finally ended. E Is for Ethics: How to Talk to Kids About Morals, Values, and What Matters Most, by Ian James Corlett, is it! It was designed to be read out loud and discussed as a family.


There are 26 read-aloud mini stories which are about a page or two long and include wonderful illustrations. There are two characters throughout the book named Elliott and Lucy. The author of this book has questions at the end of each story to be asked your children and engage conversation and it will help your children understand the concepts. The E Is for Ethics website offers a toolbox of resources including a FREE coloring book featuring Elliott and Lucy which is a wonderful accessory to the book!


Honesty • Understanding • Forgiveness • Courage • Tact • Perseverance • Politeness • Loyalty • Gratitude • Truthfulness • Fairness • Acceptance • Patience • Sincerity • Citizenship • Integrity • Kindness • Responsibility • Effort • Empathy • Charity • Helpfulness • Generosity • Willingness • Trust • Respect


Even though I think this book would be best for children in the 5 to 6 age group I think you could still use the questions at the end of the stories to engage any age child in a wonderful discussion. I know that when I shared the authors background with my son (who is now 10) he was pretty thrilled to actually listen to some of these stories. You see the author is well known in the world of children's television. He has either created, written for, and/or developed shows such as The Adventures of Paddington Bear, Roli Polie Olie and the part my son loved...he is the voice of the Dad in Johnny Test.

I would highly recommend this book to all families or to give as a gift to a family or a family to be.  What a wonderful tool it is to discuss those matters with your kids.

GIVEAWAY TIME!

How would you like a chance to win this wonderful book?   This giveaway will be open until April 2nd at 11:59 p.m.

Mandatory Entry (First entry)
I thought that it would be interesting to see which of the 26 ethics would you read first in your house? 



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Winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email. I will give the winner 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.  Comments not meeting requirements will be deleted.  Sorry but this giveaway is for Continental US residents only and no PO Boxes.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for this review. The opinions were from my experience and were not influenced by any source. I was not monetarily compensated in any way.

44 comments:

Nancy said...

It sounds like such a great book. All of the ethics are great, but I guess I'd start with Honesty first.

Have a great day!

Nancy

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Sounds like a great book. I would start with honesty too. Coming from the comment club-hope to see you soon!

Little Mochi said...

I have been eying this book at the shoppe so it is easy to pick which one I would start with.... Tact.

rachelizabeth said...

This looks like a great book! We'd start off with responsibility or respect.

We use the word respect a lot in our house - it would be nice to see someone else's thoughts on it.

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ChefDruck said...

Sounds like a wonderful book.

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jennyfast said...

This book sounds wonderful! When this baby I'm carrying finally pops out, and grows a few years... I would probably begin with politeness. :)Everything sounds nicer with a little "please" and "thank you"!

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MageeMommy said...

Oh, due to being in the middle of potty training I would read the story about patience first(ok more for me than my little guy LOL)

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Rachael @ Empowering Mommy said...

I think I would love to start with respect. This book sounds like such a great book for baby showers and for every parent to have on hand.

Frugal Science Gal said...

I think that Understanding would be the fist one read in our household.

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Annie said...

We would work on politeness first!
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Crazy Working Mom said...

Honesty is the best policy. We were just discussing this very thing this morning on our way back from church! That's where I would start! Thanks for the great give away. :)

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I am following James Corlett on Twitter (crazyworkingmom).

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I am a fan of James Corlett on Facebook.

Thanks for the chance! :)

Rebekah said...

Great book- we would start with Kindness.

I have been looking for good books to help my children grow in good values.

Love the opportunity!

Jenn said...

Sounds like a lovely book. I think we would read about honesty first. My 7-year old is testing these boundaries lately. Also fanning on Facebook.

crazywriter84 said...

I would start with forgiveness.

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Following from last Friday's Friday Follow! :) Sorry so late...the list is sooo long! You can follow me at http://savvycouponmommy.blogspot.com
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Kristie said...

I might start with Politeness, but they would all be great to start with!

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Jennifer, A Self-Confessed Foodie said...

I would either start with politeness or trust!

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Cindy said...

i think politeness i would read first
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tina reynolds said...

right now with my two I would say the honesty and Politeness thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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