The Golden Rule

Ages 4-8
This book is a gentle reminder of a timeless rule for parent and child: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Everyone knows a version of the Golden Rule. But what does it really mean? And how do you follow it? In this gorgeously illustrated book, a grandfather explains to his grandson that the Golden Rule means you "treat people the way you would like to be treated. It's golden because it's so valuable, and a way of living your life that's so simple, it shines." And though it may be a simple rule, it isn't easy to follow. Fortunately, following the Golden Rule is something everyone can do, which means that every person-old or young, rich or poor-can be a part of making the world a better place. Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Best New Illustrator Award.

Praise for The Golden Rule

"Visually energetic paintings and a reassuring story fortify Cooper's (Jewish Holidays All Year Round) assertion (in an author's note) that the Golden Rule is an "underlying moral principle found in almost every religion and culture . . ." Cooper offers interpretations of how the rule is stated in the holy books of Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and other major religions. As complement, Swiatowska (My Name Is Yoon) serves up elegant, textured imagery from each religion and warm portraits of grandfather and grandson in her arresting illustrations." —Publisher's Weekly.

"Teachers, parents, and religious leaders will welcome [this] as a clear introduction to an important subject." —School Library Journal.

"Overall, this book is a strong teaching tool for educators covering this essential, elementary subject." —Children's Literature