Childhood is the time for virtues to be taught—or, more accurately, “caught.” And the virtue of respect is one sorely needed in a world more and more diverse, congested, and interdependent. Just what is respect? “It’s a good way to be—and a way to be good,” say the authors of this helpful, yet entertaining children’s book. “It’s a way to care about others, ourselves, and our world. When we have the virtue of respect, we try to treat people and our whole world with extra love and kindness.”
Ted O’Neal is the author of Garden Therapy, and along with his daughter, Jenny, author of the Elf-help for Kids book, Respect: Dare to Care, Share, and Be Fair. He has been known to receive a senior-citizen discount on occasion.
R. W. Alley is the illustrator for the popular Abbey Press adult series of Elf-help books, as well as an illustrator and writer of children’s books. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island, with his wife, daughter, and son. See a wide variety of his works at: www.rwalley.com.