The Locket Lesson

The Locket Lesson

by Terri Kelley


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Children have so much to learn about life and the right and the wrong of doing things. In this story, a young girl is tempted to steal a beautiful locket from the store she in which she is shopping with her mother. After she pockets the locket, however, her conscience takes over and she confesses her theft to her mom. She is then made to deal with the consequences of her poor choices. From the ordeal, she learns a few valuable life lessons. This is a great book to share with all children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492161424
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/26/2013
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Terri Kelley, M.Ed, is the author of the series of Writing Is a Process books, many other children's picture books, as well as of the chapter book series, Gingerly. Her passion for writing and reading began when she was a very young girl. She was raised in Copperas Cove, Texas where she grew up in the country with horses and lots of freedom to explore her environment. It was an idyllic childhood that allowed her to use her imagination daily.

Terri is the mother of three. Terri raised her kids in Granbury, TX and Tomball, TX. Both of these communities offered excellent schools and a country atmosphere that Terri enjoys. Terri still has ties to both towns as well as treasured friends in both places.

As an adult, Terri has held a couple of different careers. After twenty successful years in business-to-business sales, Terri decided to change careers and teach. Her first teaching job was with Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston, TX. After a few years there, she became a teacher, a reading specialist, and a gifted and talented specialist in Tomball, TX. It was while she taught that she became aware of the kinds of books children enjoyed reading. She also noticed areas in need of good children's books. You will find many of her books respond to these needs.

Terri is very happily married to her best friend, Michael. Together, they live in Oakridge, OR with their black Labrador, Oliver. Terri and Michael enjoy traveling together, fishing, going to the movies, treasure hunting (at garage sales and thrift stores), and, of course, reading great books. They have many good friends with whom they enjoy spending time as well.

If you would like to write to Terri, please visit her author's bookstore at or send an email from the form found there.
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Thank you and happy reading!

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The Locket Lesson 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite 'The Locket Lesson' by Terri Kelley is a story that teaches small children values and ethics. The story is about a little girl who goes for shopping with her mother. She likes a locket in the store and while nobody is watching, she slips it into her pocket. She starts feeling guilty and she she confesses about the theft to her mother. She is then made to go through the consequences of her actions. This little girl learns a valuable lesson from the incident. What is right and what is wrong should be taught at an early age to children and in this book, the author puts across the concepts very beautifully and in a manner that is easily understandable by kids. This book is helpful for people dealing with children and child behavior, to teachers and parents. It helps them in analyzing the behavior of children and teaching them moral values and ethics. Like all Terri Kelley books, the illustrations in this story are also top class. The illustrator complements the author's writings and breathes life into the characters and the situations. The author knows how to attract children to stories. She makes it bright , colorful and depicts the scenes with the help of big pictures. It is an excellent bedtime story book and it is also good as a read aloud story book. School libraries and children's libraries should have these kind of story books that is interesting to read but at the same time conveys a good moral to children.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite The Locket Lesson comes from the mind of Terri Kelly, an author who is determined to help children learn lessons, no matter how hard they may seem. This particular lesson is about stealing. We've all been there; we get home from a long day at the store or the mall, and one of the little ones has a shiny new toy - one you never bought. Kids sometimes don't understand that stealing is wrong, particularly if they get everything they want at home. This book is a good way to introduce the idea that you have to pay for things, that a child can't always get everything they want, and that stealing is bad.  One thing I thought was a bit odd, was that the child in the book seemed to know automatically that stealing is wrong. Most children don't. Until they get to a certain age, most stealing is just the "I see it, I want it" mentality. Still, it shows a good image of what maybe an older child would feel. When they are older, they at least understand that they probably shouldn't be doing this. They don't really know why it's wrong...but they know it is wrong. The drawings were realistic and cute and look great. I always appreciate when different races are represented as a way to make children more understanding and welcoming of people of all diversities.