The Golden Rule Coloring Book

Sherrill S. Cannon
Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. (2021)
ISBN: 9781682353387
Reviewed by Lydia (age 7) for Reader Views Kids (7/2021)

“The Golden Rule” by Sherrill S. Cannon is both a storybook and a coloring book! It is about two kids, Robert and Kait, who are looking for a golden ruler that they heard about from their mom. They aren’t sure what the golden ruler looks like or what it’s about, but they think that they could maybe make some money from it. They look in lots of places for it, starting at their school, where they think of rulers being. They look all around for it but can’t find it anywhere. Robert then thinks that he has an idea that they are wrong about it being a ruler, but a rule. Robert tells Kait what the Golden Rule is and how they can follow it at home, school, and while playing. 

I had heard of the Golden Rule at school before, but not for a little while—so it was good to read about it again. The Golden Rule is like what I learn about in church. I agree with the book, that if people treated others how they would like to be treated, then there would be more happy people and less fighting. Like on the cover of the book, the kids on there are different heights, ages, and have different colored skin but are all smiling at each other. In the story, I was able to understand it well and could read most of all the words on my own; I even read the story again to my mom after I read it to myself. I also love coloring, so I liked being able to color the pictures that went along with the story pages. I think that any kid will enjoy this book because it teaches people and kids how to be nice to each other and is a fun coloring book for at home or while in the car traveling.

Note from Mom: The Golden Rule is an important one for people to know and remember. It is one thing for people to know it, but I like and appreciate how the book gives examples of ways for the kids to practice being nice and inclusive of everyone. The story is in fun rhyming text that helped Lydia to predict the next word, especially if she wasn’t familiar with it. The coloring part of the book was helpful for Lydia to express her creative side and practice her fine motor skills. Especially in these days, “The Golden Rule” is an important concept to practice and to read about. 

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