Item description for The Children's Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett...
Overview An illustrated version, for young children and their parents, of the national best-seller, The Book of Virtues, includes selections for children ages five to eight from Aesop, the Brothers Grimm, and the Bible. 250,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.
Publishers Description The perfect companion to William J. Bennett's number-one bestseller; "The Book of Virtues, The Children's Book of Virtues" is the ideal storybook for parents and children to enjoy together: With selections from "The Book of Virtues, " from Aesop and Robert Frost to George Washington's life as well as Native American and African folklore, "The Children's Book of Virtues" brings together timeless stories and poems from around the world. The stories have been chosen especially for a young audience to help parents introduce to their children the essentials of good character: Courage, Perseverance, Responsibility, Work, Self-discipline, Compassion, Faith, Honesty, Loyalty, and Friendship. Lavishly illustrated by the well-known artist Michael Hague, these wonderful stories and the virtues they illustrate come to life on these pages. "The Children's Book of Virtues" is an enduring treasury of literature and art that will help lead young minds toward what is noble and gentle and fine.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Children's Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1995 page 134
Booklist - 01/01/1996 page 838
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Studio: Simon & Schuster
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.1" Width: 9.3" Height: 0.59" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Oct 10, 1995
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 068481353X ISBN13 9780684813530
Availability 0 units.
More About William J. Bennett
WILLIAM J. BENNETT is the former director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H.W. Bush. He is also the former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities and former U.S. Secretary of Education. Learn more: BillBennett.com ROBERT A. WHITE is the managing partner of the New Jersey offices of a large international law firm, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Children's Book of Virtues?
Excellent Collection of Stories and Poems Apr 20, 2007
My children and I just adore this book. What a lovely collection of stories all heavily demonstrating solid virtues that are Biblically rooted, not worldly. My children, ages 5 and 4, request that several stories be read time and time again. This book will grow with us through the years; they are no where near growing out of it.
Bennett compiles the stories and poems in 4 categories: courage/perseverance, responsibility/work/self-discipline, compassion/faith, and honesty/loyalty/friendship. There is a nice selection in each category of 1 paged poems, to several paged stories. There is a solid virtue to be taken from every single work.
I recommend this book highly. Fill those little minds with things that are good, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable. Also recommended by the same author are The Children's Book of Faith and The Children's Book of Heroes. Both also have wonderful collections and wonderful illustrations.
wonderful Nov 17, 2005
I had this book when I was a little kid. I honestly think that by reading it, it changed how I viewed things as a child. Partially because of this book, when I was little I had strong feelings about responsiblity, kindness, courage, perserverance, and many of the other subjects illustrated in The Children's Book of Virtues. I loved reading it and the stories affected me greatly.
It's About The Message, Not The Messenger Sep 17, 2005
These tales were collected from virtually every corner of the globe and some go far back into the reaches of antiquity. Bennett and his collaborators did a fine job of finding stories of universal, fairly non-controversial appeal that we can all cite without worrying about the inherent differences in religion or politics that might otherwise divide us. Segregated according to the principles being celebrated (Honesty, Courage, etc.) these fables and true life stories demonstrate virtues of conduct far too often left unstressed in our morally-undermined society.
GOOD CHILDREN'S BOOK AND STORIES Sep 14, 2005
I purchased this book and a few others in the series for my 4 ½ year old. My son is very intelligent for his age, yet some of the stories were a bit long and beyond his attention span and/or understanding. However, I am not disappointment as I am confident that in time, all the stories will be appropriate. I would recommend this book!
Fabulous moral stories...the best compilation I've found so far... Sep 8, 2005
As a homeschool mother I am always looking for great stories for my almost 7 yo and my 2.5 yo. This book is part of the curriculum for Sonlight and it is fabulous. My daughter's favorite is about two brothers, one who doesn't let his "please" out of his mouth so the "please" jumps into the other brothers' mouth (which makes him say all his "pleases" twice). Eventually though, the "please-less" mouth wants his please back and his "please" is thrilled to be at home and allowed to get some fresh air. The stories are grouped by moral or attribute (compassion, courage, etc.). Both male and female main characters throughout the stories and the poems makes this book appropriate for both boys and girls. I highly, highly recommend this book, no qualms about it.