Children's LiteratureThis series by Pebble Bilingual Books about character development has a fatal flaw: no child will sit through these books. They are dry and all moral. The child featured in the accompanying photographs performs good deeds gladly; he follows the rules of his surroundings, returns excess change to the store clerk, admits to breaking his friend's toy, and accepts the blame for his own mistake of spilling milk. The book is a series of first-person definition by example of what it means to be honest. Granted, honesty is an important virtue, which can be thoughtfully revealed to the reader, but it is not in this children's book. Because the child's honesty is presented factually, "I am honest. I tell the truth. People can trust me," the reader does not need to figure out that he is being honest. There is little room for discussion as to the child's honesty, and no demonstration of the fact that it may be difficult to be honest. With such a perfect child, the reader or audience may have trouble identifying with and learning from him. 2004, Capstone Press Pebble Bilingual Books, Ages 2 to 5.