||Writers Exchange E-Publishing
||Jan 17 2003
A fun way for parents to teach decision-making skills to young children!
Writers Exchange E-Publishing
AUTHOR: KAREN SUE WIESNER
ILLUSTRATOR: ROBERT LEE BEERS
The Making Good Choices Series is an interactive set of stories and illustrations designed to help parents and kids understand each other and to
work together toward making good decisions.
For Parents: The Making Good Choices Series is designed specifically for preschoolers and elementary school-aged children. Kids this age are facing some of the first hard choices they'll make. Sometimes it's not easy for them to understand what parents want and why they want it. In the stories, the kids will make choices on their own, either good or not so good, and learn about important concepts that will set the groundwork for
the rest of their lives.
Interactively designed hot links allow children to jump from one place to another place within the stories as they make decisions on their own and
discover consequences. Special features allow for further exploring and fun.
The language throughout is in a simple-to-grasp tone. The stories are interactive in two ways:
1) The stories are designed to allow you and your child to interact together. Reading the stories, you'll think of many similar incidents you and your child have faced. Share those situations and try to get your child to decide whether they made good choices and how to do so in the future.
2) Within each story, you'll see highlighted words and graphics. In the electronic version of this story, these words are "hot linked." By clicking
on these, you can jump to another place for further exploring and fun. In the print version, you can flip to the back of the book and discover more in
the special sections.
A great tool...
"I read this adorable colorful non-fiction children's book in a matter of a
few minutes. It is a lovely tool to help even the youngest children take
responsibility for what they do. It also shows them what the right choice
and what the wrong choice would be.
"Incorporated within this small book are incentives for children to read to
the end and to see what the right choice or the wrong choice would be.
"I believe Karen Sue Wiesner has come up with a great tool to help not only
youngsters but also their parents to make the right choices not only with
their actions but with parenting skills as well. I look forward to more
books in this fine educational series."
~Reviewed by Kathy Boswell for The Best Reviews http://thebestreviews.com
Must read book...
"As a child I often got in trouble for making poor choices. Often, it was
because I didn't know how to do things differently before I found myself in
those situations. As an adult raising my own child, I often had difficulty
teaching the concepts of trust and responsibility in a way my child could
"With "Making Good Choices Series: Book 1, Taking Responsibility Builds
Trust", Karen Sue Wiesner solves both those problems with her fun and
creative book. Within its pages short active stories of both poor choices
and good choices, allow the reader to gain understanding of these difficult
concepts by experiencing them through the characters.
"The interactive nature of this book allows parents and child to work
together to experience various outcomes based on different choices. The
realistic colorful graphics created by Robert Lee Beers highlight the
realism of the settings and situations children find themselves in every
"This is a must read book. I only wish it had been available when I was a
child, or the parent of a young child. I highly recommend it."
~Reviewed by Mrs. Mouse, author of "I Can Grow!", www.MrsMouseHouse.com
"Karen Wiesner, an expert in the field of electronic publishing, makes excellent use of this medium
in her first children's book, TAKING RESPONSIBILITY BUILDS TRUST. The interactive format and clever
illustrations by Robert Beers are a winning combination.
"Examples used are situations a child often encounters, so he/she will find them useful in their
lives. Planting "seeds of understanding" and receiving "Reb's Gold Stars" are clever reinforcement
features that add to the fun and learning.
"I look forward to future books in the "Making Good Choices" series. As a children's author and
former elementary school teacher, I highly recommend this interactive book by Ms. Wiesner and Mr.
~Betty Jo Schuler http://home.webworks2000.net/bschuler/bettyjo.html
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