During National Card and Letter Writing Month we featured one of our most favorite people, Elizabeth Howard, from The Cordial Cricket. That same month, Elizabeth launched a book project that she and her son had been working on. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this cordial copy and to share it with Elle and Maggie. Elizabeth was also “cordial” enough to share a signed copy that we are giving away. To win your own copy of The Cordial Cricket, drop a comment on what you think about the word cordial. We think it’s a great word, and really fun to say. Try it, C-O-R-D-I-A-L…
Even if Elizabeth wasn’t a dear friend, I would highly recommend this book. It’s a short three chapter read. The book is about a mother’s conversation with her son about who to invite to his birthday and the lessons he learns in inclusion. Although since entering grade school we no longer include the entire class (just the number of children as the age of the birthday), it provided a great opportunity to discuss the value of inclusion. Not to mention the how important having these conversations with our children are in teaching good manners. The Cordial Cricket is a great tool in teaching children the power of living a gracious and cordial life.
What did you like about The Cordial Cricket? I liked it because it didn’t have any unkind words in it. I liked the picture of the cricket on the front of the book.
What did you learn? I learned about the word cordial. I think it’s a fun word. Fun to say. Cooordial. Isn’t it fun?
What did you like about The Cordial Cricket? I liked it when he talked to his mommy. The cricket was very nice to his mommy.
What did you learn? That it’s good to include all of the people in your class.
For more on The Cordial Cricket or to pick up your own copy visit their website. We look forward to hearing your cordial thoughts and giving this gem of a book away.
So tell us, what you think about the word cordial?!