The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule


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What if you treated others the way you'd like to be treated? What if everyone did that? What kind of world could there be?

Robert and Kait decide to look for the golden ruler that their Mom has told them about, only to find out that she meant RULE instead of ruler.

What is this "Golden Rule" and what does it mean?

Join in the children's quest to discover how to follow the Golden Rule and share it with others, as you meet many classroom friends from the author's previous books.

This is the eighth rhyming children's book by award-winning author Sherrill S. Cannon, whose other bestselling books include Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys and Santa's Birthday Gift.

Former teacher Sherrill S. Cannon has won thirty-six awards for her previous rhyming books and is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. She has been called "an absolute master of rhyming" by Mother Daughter Book Reviews and "a modern day Dr. Seuss" by GMTA Review. She lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Now retired, she travels the country with her husband in an RV, going from coast to coast to visit their children and grandchildren, and sharing her books along the way.

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ISBN-13: 9781681813264
Publisher: Strategic Book Group, LLC
Publication date: 02/03/2016
Pages: 30
Sales rank: 437,443
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)

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The Golden Rule 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Reader_Views More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Paola (age 9) for Reader Views (01/17) “The Golden Rule” by Sherrill S. Cannon, is about two siblings that were trying to look for a ruler that their mom always talked about. They thought the best place to look for it was at school but they couldn’t find it. After looking all over and not finding it, one of them realized that is was not a golden ruler it was a rule. A rule that is to be used not only at school, but everywhere. It says, “Treat others the way you’d liked to be treated.” It is a very good rule that will always make you think and be aware of what is around us and make good use of it. I think it is a great message for all kids. This is a great book. I love the rhyming. It is really a keeper for all ages. A Note from Paola’s Mom: “The Golden Rule” by Sherrill S. Cannon is a wonderful book that kids will enjoy not only the rhyming but also the message in it. For us to teach and for them to learn to be nice, kind and treat other the same way they want to be treated sometimes is not easy. It is a fun way to reinforce the great “Golden Rule.” Paola really loved it.
karenwritesmurder More than 1 year ago
THE GOLDEN RULE SHERRILL S. CANNON The kids were looking for the Golden Ruler. They found something better THE GOLDEN RULE. In their own way they described a wonderful way to live and be happy. Once again Ms. Cannon has struck Gold! It is a fantastic way to talk about something that we need to keep in mind every day from a children’s point of view. Told in the usual easy rhyming cadence, the book is a fast and easy read. I give THE GOLDEN RULE 5 golden rulers for great writing and an important message for every one… This is a great book for primary grades and provides a wonderful teaching moment for parents and teachers.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
A recipient of the Mom's Choice Awards! The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
Literary_Classics_Reviews More than 1 year ago
The Golden Rule, by Sherrill S. Cannon, is a fantastic book which teaches and inspires youngsters to be kind. Penned in rhyme, with a lyrical cadence, this book is well written and has a powerful message that will ring true with kids on many levels. The Golden Rule is fun to read and is sure to become a favorite with parents, teachers, caregivers and children. The Golden Rule is recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Young readers get ready! Author Sherrill Cannon has penned another fun, engaging book that not only entertains but teaches a very important lesson too. As our story opens, we meet Robert and Kait, siblings who are on a mission: “We need to start looking for something that’s great,”/Said Robert, while talking to his sister, Kait./“For there is a ruler Mom says is quite old/It must be important – it’s made out of gold!” Right away, parents will catch on to the wordplay, but it takes Robert and Kait (and likely our young readers) a bit longer to figure out just what the Golden Rule is. Our two protagonists decide that if the ‘ruler’ is made out of gold, it must be valuable. Perhaps they could sell it and make some money. Robert and Kait head to their school, for where else would a ‘ruler’ be kept? They look everywhere – under chairs, on the desks – but the only ruler they find is an old, plastic ruler. Ewwww... Perplexed at their inability to find the ruler, Kait asks Robert if perhaps they’re looking for the wrong type of ruler. Robert thinks for a minute and then a light bulb goes off (yup, we see a light bulb over his head) and he says, “It’s not a ruler...It’s a rule, instead!”/That’s why we can’t find it – it’s not just at school./It’s not a school ruler, or a measuring tool.../It’s a rule that you live by, to give and to share,/A way to treat others to show that you care.” The two children are thrilled that they’ve figured out what the Golden Rule is and now it’s time to share with others just what it means. The bulk of The Golden Rule is devoted to Kait and Robert looking into how this important rule can, and should, be applied to everyday experiences. From bullying to ‘Paying It Forward,’ readers will learn about numerous situations where being kind and treating others the way you want to be treated, is THE BEST way to live your life. This is the fourth book by Sherrill Cannon that Feathered Quill has reviewed (and the second by this reviewer), and like the others, Manner-Man, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece and Mice & Spiders & Webs...Oh My!, this one is a winner. Ms. Cannon is a master at writing playful rhymes that impart important lessons, and her use of wordplay (see also: Mice & Spiders & Webs…Oh My!) is clever and quite funny. The rhyming flows nicely while conveying an important lesson, and that’s not easy to do! Add in the always entertaining illustrations by Kalpart, and you have another 5-Star children’s book by Ms. Cannon! Quill says: Another winner in the Sherrill Cannon collection of children’s illustrated books that engage readers while also teaching important lessons.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite The Golden Rule is a children's concept picture book written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. Robert wants to see if he can find the ruler his mom was talking about. She said it was old, but, better yet, that it was gold. He thinks that if he and his sister can find it, they can sell it. They decide to go looking for it and end up searching all through the classrooms at their school. After finding nothing but an old plastic ruler, Kait, his sister, wondered if the ruler was something they couldn't see, and Robert starting thinking. Maybe it wasn't a ruler their mom was talking about but a rule -- one that would show you how to treat others, like the other kids at school and your friends. Sherrill S. Cannon's concept picture book for children, The Golden Rule, is entertaining and fun while it also presents guidelines for kids to follow in their interactions with others. Cannon's rhyming verse is clever and brims with enthusiasm, and Kalpart's brightly colored illustrations fit the storyline perfectly. I was pleased to see that the story covered so many important social issues facing children, especially the problem of bullies and how to react to them and get help from an adult, sharing, and giving freely to others in need. She even includes one of my own favorite golden rules, paying it forward, in this delightful and instructive work. The Golden Rule is a perfect story time selection for reading aloud as well as an excellent choice for children who have outgrown their first primers. The Golden Rule is most highly recommended.