Wednesday, April 7, 2021

" The ABCs of Virtues" - a bookwrap



 Featuring



'The ABCs of Virtue' is the perfect book to learn the alphabet, discover new words, and find out about the magic of strong values, to help children grow into strong, wise, and mindful individuals of tomorrow.



Unwrapping




The ABCs of Virtue: An Alphabetic Guide to Finding the Magic in You 


Authored by Komal Garg  and  Priya Kumari

Illustrated by Maitreyi Ghosh




Specs




* Ages:  0-5
* Grade Level: Baby-5
* Hardcover:  32 pages
* Publisher:  Eternal Tree Books LLC
* Pub. Date:  April 6, 2021
* Language:  English




Praise





"Priya Kumari has created a lovely children's book full of wisdom. The ABCs of Virtue is colorful, engaging and not only a primer for the alphabet, but a primer for developing goodness and compassion." - Sharon Salzberg, New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness and Real Change


"The ABCs of Virtue takes readers of any age back to the basics of learning how to be a good and compassionate friend to others and ourselves. Young children will enjoy asking older readers to chat with them about each virtue and older readers will find opportunities for self-reflection. The colorful and relevant illustrations and rhythmic text are inclusive of all ethnicities consistent with the heartfelt messages taught through this book." - Dr. Marcia Grayson, K-8 School Administrator and Educator


""The book is a great way of introducing the alphabets and certain core values to children very early on. As they say: catch them young; learning alphabets via virtues/ values is a great way of educating them to develop into sensitive and sensible human beings." - Dr Geetika Dutta, Principal, Bhavan's Leelavati Munshi College of Education, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi, India


"This 'ABCs of Virtue' picture-book was such a delight! I wish I had this book published when my kids were younger! Being a day-care owner, I would love to see things from a child's perspective, and I can vouch for the fact that this book is an asset for kids' learning-curriculum. It is a whole new experience!" - Prathima Veene, Day-care owner in New Jersey





From the Producer






Personal Growth

The book encourages children to take care of themselves, take control of their lives, and be joyful, confident, dutiful, ethical, wise, curious, and innovative.





Social Harmony

Let us recognize the importance of becoming friendly, neighborly, responsive to things around us, courageous, thankful, loving, and understanding.




Environmental Peace

The pictures and rhymes inspire the citizens of tomorrow to find the magic of being more mindful, consuming what is necessary, and protecting nature.



The ABCs of Virtue

Includes free downloadable printable activities



These activities are provided for parents and educators to help children understand each virtue given in the book.

A child may learn about 1-3 virtues every week with the help of the book and these worksheets.

This will help them grasp these virtues gradually and build a strong foundation of virtues within their thoughts and actions.





Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You












The Book


This is a lovely rhyming board book that not only allows a child to learn their alphabet but uses those 26 letters to teach virtues. A virtue is behaviour showing high moral standards and moral excellence.  Each letter corresponds to a virtue that will make kids better people and better contributors to their world around them.   


Some of the life lessons highlighted are:  taking care of yourself, being able to tell right from wrong, encouragement to think differently and development of compassion for others and for nature just to name a few.  


The text coupled with the illustrations will certainly grant many opportunities for discussion that will bring a deeper understanding of some of the more unfamiliar word.  Young kids always love rhyme and oftentimes after many reads learn the rhythm and the words by heart.  The illustrator creates a diverse group of children throughout which I love. The illustrations are full of activity, expression and very kid-friendly. Kids will benefit on two levels as they not only learn their letters but also how to be outstanding people.  I highly recommend this book.  



Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


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Meet the Author




Priya Kumari is a passionate educator and entrepreneur. Being the daughter of a bookstore owner, she grew up with books and her immense love for them continues to define her. Her mother-in-law, an Indologist, encouraged her to write about yogic culture and its multiplicity in a new style specifically to reach the budding minds of children. She studied public accounting and worked for the Big Four audit firms. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and her two sons, aged 2 and 6. As a Montessori mom, she is passionate about hands-on learning and loves teaching mathematics and Indian languages. She finds bliss in baking and trying different cuisines for her kids and husband. For more information about Priya and her upcoming projects, visit www.eternaltreebooks.com. (less)




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