Thursday, May 7, 2009

Books: Helen Lester

Helen Lester writes a wonderful set of children's books that teach kids lessons about behavior. I haven't read all of her books, but the ones that I have are delightful. Her Wiki lists 21 of her works.

The Wizard, the Fairy and the Magic Chicken is a cute book about working together and friendship. Listen Buddy tells of a bunny's consequences for not listening. Hooway for Wodney Wat teaches a lesson about differences. Me First shows how being the first at everything isn't always so great. The final Lester book I own is Princess Penelope's Parrot which shows the exact opposite of how to win friends and influence people.

Lester's books are illustrated by Lynn Munsinger who is so prolific it is easy to spot a book of her artwork. Here is more info about the two of them.

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