Are You Respectful Today?

Becoming a Better You!

Children - Grade K-3rd
32 Pages
Reviewed on 08/31/2014
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Author Biography

Kris Yankee is a freelance editor, writer, wife, and mom. Kris feels blessed to have been able to be a part of this new series, as she believes that the values presented are those that she hopes to instill in her own children. She is an award-winning author of Are You Confident Today? co-written with Marian Nelson, Cracking the Code: Spreading Rumors, and Tommy Starts Something Big: Giving Cuddles with Kindness, co-written with Chuck Gaidica. For more information about Kris, please
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For the last nine years, Marian Nelson has been the publisher for Nelson Publishing & Marketing. She is happy to launch this new series of books called Becoming a Better You! Helping people grow to become better individuals has been her life passion. Formerly an educator for nearly twenty years, Marian keeps her focus on the children of the world, actively pursuing concepts of building healthy character. She continues to reach out to as many as possible in her talks and books. It is her hope that people will focus on learning
and growing from the concepts presented in this book series and to work on self-improvement.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christine Nguyen for Readers' Favorite

Are You Respectful Today? is a children’s book from the Becoming a Better You! series that teaches young children at an early age to start becoming respectful in a very simple, engaging manner. The book takes you through a series of easy ways for your child or children to become respectful about important concepts such as caring, love, and positive thoughts. The book is very easy for children to understand with different, enjoyable ways for them to practice respect on an everyday basis. I highly recommend it as the book combines great writing and illustrations, and it draws young readers in by entertaining them and educating them about a very important subject. Every parent should teach their children respect, but unfortunately in this fast day and age, many forget or do not have the time or energy to teach their children such simple, basic concepts.

The authors, Kris Yankee and Marian Nelson, understand children’s mindsets and teach them in a slow, easy, FUN manner that will surely make reading time between child and parents a bonding experience. The illustrations by Jeff Covieo are excellent and his art work complements the book seamlessly and beautifully. He captures the concept of respect through his images of children, parents, and people throughout the book; all the while incorporating different cultures and races effortlessly. There was a lot of diversity in the artwork. I especially liked the Reflections page parents can go through with their children, answering questions to test what they learned and to incorporate the lessons more deeply, teaching their children at a young age to be respectful. I highly recommend this book!