A number of expertly written books are available in the market to help parents and teachers to teach the values of honesty, right, and wrong to children during their formative years. A review of these books will provide more information about the usefulness of these mediums as teaching tools for children.
”Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big”, written by cartoonist Berkeley Breathed, is one of the most useful children’s books to have been written for teaching children the values of life in a fun-filled manner. The author has used his experience as a cartoonist and illustrator to write this book. Illustrations, expressions, and significant insight have been used extensively by the author to develop the book, which teaches children all the good values of life in a fun-filled manner. The illustrations and expressions of the characters in the book play a key role in informing children about all the good values and things of life without forcing them to make much effort and experience stress in understanding the content of the book and the moral behind the story. The story has been told from Edwurd’s sister, Fannie’s perspective, encouraging children not to lie and highlighting the advantages of being truthful in one’s life.
”The Berenstain Bears And The Truth” by Jan Berenstain is the second children’s book in this category, which has emerged as a key feature of any home where there are small children. This book also uses lots of illustrations and expressions to tell a story where temptation and lies have adverse impacts on one’s life. The story is told in a light manner without putting much stress on the readers to understand the content and values that need to be taught to children to improve their characters and personality during their formative years. The book emphasizes that children need to avoid telling lies and temptations for certain things and actions in their lives and inculcate the values of truthfulness and honesty to grow up as better human beings.
”Ruthie And The (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie” by Laura Rankin is the third book in this category, which uses illustrations and creative brushstrokes to narrate the story. The book narrates a story where a young fox finds a camera on the ground and claims it to be hers. She spends a restless night at home where she is unable to sleep, as she had lied to everyone about the camera. She tells the truth to her parents and teachers in the morning, realizing that lying is bad. The creative illustrations and expressions of the characters when they interact with each other are the highlights of this book. These features play a key role in teaching children the significance of truthfulness and its role in molding one’s character and personality for better living in the future. The illustrations and the brushwork also play a key role in enhancing the sense of creativity in small children, which help them in putting their imagination and skills to better use in their later life.
All the three books and many more that are available in the market today are playing a key role in helping parents and teachers in teaching the significance of good values during their formative years in a playful and fun-filled manner without putting much stress on the toddlers.