These books in an eight-title set begin with a one-page explanation of the topic. Each spread features a full-color photo facing one to three sentences in large-print text. The first part of the books gives examples of the character trait. In Cool , Paige doesn't yell when she finds a toy she likes; she asks for it calmly. Right on Time! shows Nathan " . . . sitting at his desk when the school bell rings." The second part of each book tells a story, and photos of the characters are superimposed over a "Blues Clues" looking background. These pages are framed by bold aqua borders, so that this part is differentiated from the examples. In Honestly! , James breaks a window and has to decide whether or not to confess. Finally, he tells his dad, "I wasn't very careful, and the window came to harm." Other series books support character education, but these titles provide specific behavioral examples. They would work well for discussion.
Sharon R. PearceCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.