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First Virtues for Toddlers: 12 Stories in One Volume (First Virtues For Toddlers) [Hardcover]

By Mary Manz Simon (Author)
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Item description for First Virtues for Toddlers: 12 Stories in One Volume (First Virtues For Toddlers) by Mary Manz Simon...

In rhyming text, a collection of stories in which the animals demonstrate twelve important virtues.

Community Description
Help toddlers build godly character by introducing them to kind Kitty, polite Panda, patient Duckling, and all the other well-behaved animals in Mary Manz Simon's popular series! Each book in the First Virtues for Toddlers series defines one important virtue and gives toddlers clear examples to follow. Simple rhymes and colorful illustrations teach lessons in a way that helps young ones understand and remember what they've learned. You'll find all 12 stories in this one big, padded hardcover book. It has 259 pages, and measures approximately 7" by 7". Recommended for ages 1 to 4.
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Item Specifications...

Studio: Standard Publishing Company
Pages   259
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.02" Width: 6.94" Height: 1.04"
Weight:   1.12 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2006
Publisher   Standard Publishing Company
Grade Level  Pre School  
Age  1-3
Series  First Virtues For Toddlers  
ISBN  0784718482  
ISBN13  9780784718483  
UPC  707529074344  

Availability  0 units.

More About Mary Manz Simon

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr. Mary Manz Simon: Quoted as "one of America's top parenting pros" in McCall's February 2000 issue, Dr. Simon has written more than 45 children's books, with more than 1.5 million copies sold! She also hosts her own syndicated daily radio program, "Front Porch Parenting," which airs on over 300 stations worldwide.

Mary Manz Simon currently resides in Belleville, in the state of Illinois. Mary Manz Simon was born in 1948.

Mary Manz Simon has published or released items in the following series...
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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Board Books
4Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity > General

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Reviews - What do customers think about First Virtues For Toddlers?

My daughter loves this book  Mar 17, 2010
My little girl loves this book. We read it all the time. She is two years old and enjoys the short stories and pretty drawings. I bought it to try and begin to teach her manners and sharing. I don't know yet if she understands any of the virtues in it yet, but I am hoping as she gets older that they will sink in more.
Love this book!  Mar 13, 2010
My 20 month old daughter and I love this book. The rhyming stories are cute and simple. We read several everyday. I like having a book that introduces the concepts of honesty, obedience, patience, and others. I love that there are simple Bible verses at the end of each story.
A Favorite Read for our Family!  Feb 17, 2010
We really enjoy reading this book to our two year old. I first saw a copy in our nursery at church and loved the content. We continue to read from it and our daughter enjoys it very much. The pictures are cute and colorful and the content is just right to teach valuable lessons on good manners and being helpful.
Cute, Well Written, and Useful for Toddlers & Preschoolers  Oct 28, 2009
If you want help instilling good qualities like generosity and patience in your toddler or preschooler, First Virtues for Toddlers by Dr. Mary Manz Simon is a great addition to the family library.

This fat book contains 12 stories (originally published as individual books), each emphasizing a different virtue: kindness, truthfulness, loving nature, patience, forgiveness, friendliness, thankfulness, obedience, joyfulness, generosity, politeness, and a desire to do the best job possible. Each story is short, written in strong rhyme, and has cute pictures of animals drawn by Linda Clearwater, Dorothy Stott, Kathy Couri, and Phyllis Harris.

Here's an example of the text:

"If I make
a great big mess,
I'll be honest
and confess.

I will not steal
from a store.
I will pay
at the door."

Each chapter always refers back to the Bible, offering a simple biblical quote for children to memorize.

The last few pages of the book contain notes for parents, with ideas on promoting virtues.

What I Like: This book is well written and has adorable illustrations. What's not to like?

What I Dislike: My only complaint is that the parental notes would be more useful directly before or after the stories they pertain to, rather than squeezed in at the end of the book.

Overall Rating: Excellent.

Kristina Seleshanko
Managing Editor
Christian Children's Book Review
Wonderful Book  Nov 12, 2008
This is a wonderful book. My own child enjoys this book very much. There are many stories within the book. Even though the book is fairly thick, my daughter loves for us to read the whole book through. I love that it teaches her good virtues. The pictures are great, too. I've given this book as gifts. It is wonderful.

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