A Cordial Giveaway!

by Mindy Lockard on June 30, 2010


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…


Mindy’s Review

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.


Elle (6)

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?


Maggie (4)

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?!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

belle on heels 06.30.10 at 5:40 am

i honestly don’t know why {i think maybe it’s in a song or something}, but the word ‘cordial’ makes me think of mary poppins!

Mindy Lockard 06.30.10 at 7:05 am

I love it! It is a Mary Poppins word.

Preppy 101 06.30.10 at 7:13 am

I must get copies of this book for some of my friends who are in the child-raising years. Never is a face so sad as that of a child who realizes they weren’t invited to a birthday party, etc. No matter how careful we try to be in keeping it quiet, the news always gets out. Such a hard thing to manage really.

I think of being ladylike and gentlemanly when I hear the word cordial! Have a great day. xoxo

Jennifer 07.01.10 at 10:57 am

I hear cordial and I think Cricket! No. Seriously. Your marketing is working on me! We’re raising a 4 year old and cordial and gracious teachings is so important. I know she’d love this book!

pve 07.02.10 at 1:20 am

Cordial, is that not a drink?
Cheers to the cordial cricket and to you.
Happy 4th of July weekend.

Julie 07.02.10 at 2:48 pm

I think of Anne of Green Gables, the scene where she is so anxious to entertain and impress her friend Diana, but instead gets her tipsy with the special “cordial.”

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