I must say I was initially skeptical about seeing the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" transitioned into a children's book. While I enjoy the 7 Habits and the principles and concepts taught in that book, I wasn't sure how well it would translate into something that young kids could grasp onto. I was pleasantly surprised.
I read the book with my kids and they all really enjoyed it and have asked me to read various chapters to them again and again.
The book is divided into a chapter for each of the habits. There are cute animal characters used to teach and represent the various habits and to work through situations that can be addressed by applying the habits. Each chapter is written in language appropriate and accessible to young kids and uses plot and story elements they can relate to.
At the end of each chapter is a page with teaching guidelines for parents as well as some questions to ask and discuss with the kids. My kids, especially Julia, absolutely love responding to the various questions and coming up with solutions to problems.
The artwork is great. The stories are fun. The questions and discussions are productive and insightful. I'm not sure yet how much influence this book will have on my kids and their behaviors and habits. But at the very least, it's a good influence that will hopefully rub off on them to some degree.
4 out of 5 stars
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