Friday, September 3, 2010

Review: E is for Ethics by Ian James Corlett

E is for Ethics by Ian James Corlett
Book Description: It’s here! The parenting book you’ve been waiting for. E IS FOR ETHICS is a fun, family book which will open the door to teaching and discussing the most important values with kids.

Imagine, learning about ethics and having fun as a family at the same time!
The book features the loveable and quirky brother and sister team of ELLIOTT and LUCY who in each story will face an ethical situation. After each story, your family can discuss how Elliott or Lucy dealt with it and what they learned! E IS FOR ETHICS is the fun way to build strong, ethical qualities in kids which will stick with them for LIFE!
“How we live on the outside starts on the inside...”

About the Author: Ian James Corlett began telling stories at a very young age. He started with hand puppets and marionettes, which segued to a ventriloquist dummy, which leap-frogged into making animated films, then evolved into student comedy shorts, then led to creating and writing animated series’ and then writing books.

Ian has written for, and/or developed many popular children’s series’ such as The Adventures of Paddington Bear, Will & Dewitt, Lunar Jim and Rescue Heroes. He has also created several original series including his namesake show, BEING IAN.
Ian is also a very well-known voice actor in the world of animation, entertainment and advertising. He is the voice of literally hundreds of animated characters including “The Conductor” on PBS’s Dinosaur Train, “Dad” in Johnny Test, “Cheetor” of Transformers/Beastwars fame and a dozen different characters including “Mr. Pop” in Dragontales. He has been the TV promo voice of Family Channel, PBS and Fox Kids, as well as commercial brands like BestBuy, McDonalds and VISA.
The father of two and husband of one for nearly 30 years, he enjoys hanging out with his kids, travel, and great food. He currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and Palm Springs, California where he and his family go to escape the drip and drizzle of the west coast of Canada.
Ian’s one “vice” as he calls it, is a love of automobiles. He is most proud of his latest Porsche, a fully restored 1966. But this Porsche is a special one. Ian had it converted to 100% electric drive. With all the classic looks on the outside but sporting ultra modern and environmentally friendly technology under the hood it is Ian’s pride and joy.
Ian’s not-so-secret desire is to be a professional race-car driver and is quick to point out that Paul Newman started racing at 47! (he still has a little time...)
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Here's What I Think:
Since my oldest is starting kindergarten just next week, this was a perfect time to share this book. I was really impressed on how simplified the stories were, without making them patronizing to a child. I also appreciated that the stories really do lend themselves to starting dialogue, with explanations that open the door but don't necessarily enter the room. The topics covered include Honesty, Respect, Integrity, and many more very important moral characteristics. I have to say I was bit taken by how much my son retained from the stories we have read so far. In the way children are growing up so quickly now, I think E for Ethics is a must have for every family. It teaches important life-lessons in an entertaining and unobtrusive manner.

Disclaimer: Althought I did recieve a copy of this title from BookSparks PR, I was in no way directly compensated to publish this post. These are my real and honest opinions.

1 comment:

  1. I love reading also...Following from bloghop...would love to have you hop on back.


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