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Elisabeth did not use good manners & she did not like to share...Children will like the rhythm of the words & the illustrations...Please, thank you, sharing & good manners are an important lesson
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I was impressed with the expert use of rhyme. The text flows smoothly & rhythmically, and it weaves a story that totally makes sense.It is done so well & is so comfortable & fun to read, the reader & listener will be quite entertained.This is an exceptional story about benefits of good manners & common courtesy-BiblioReads  

"The Magic Word" is a Gold Winner in the 2011 Readers Favorites Awards, and won a Pinnacle Achievement Award as well as a Global eBook Finalist Award.   In 2012, The Magic Word has also been awarded Second Place in the Reader Views Literary Awards and is a 2012 Next Gen Indie Award Finalist.

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The Magic Word is all about learning good manners and consideration for others.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Group (February 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609769090
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609769093
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #767,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J L. Mitchell on June 1, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
THE MAGIC WORD
Cover Art: Adorable

ANOTHER AMAZING BOOK BY SHERRILL S CANNON! The Magic Word is a wonderful story told in rhyme about a little girl with no manners at all; she took what she wanted whenever she could; she made fun of people, at school she would push through the lunch lines. She did not treat people with respect at all! When it came time to invite her little friends to her birthday party, she received no replies in the mail. No one's coming to the party! Why, Mom? This makes little Elisabeth very sad and her mother sits her down to explain that maybe, just maybe her manners have cost her all her friendships. It's time for a change! Love these stanzas:

There is a Magic word
To use when you're in need,
So give a smile and shout it out:
The magic word is PLEASE!

There are some other words
That bring a magic touch:
When someone does nice things for you,
Say "Thank you, very much!"

Love the brightly colored illustrations! Ms. Cannon really has a knack for the written word and your child would definitely benefit from this book. Great for all ages and would make a wonderful bedtime story! Get your copy today--see what happens to Elisabeth.
Review by author of: Kids:Selfish Little Bob, Selfish No More (Rhymes eBook) (EARLY LEARNING:ADVENTURE & EDUCATION) (PICTURE BOOKS: Preschool)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kim Shaffer on April 8, 2011
Format: Paperback
My daughter, after being read this book, told her grandmother that it meant that she should be nice to people. If that isn't a reason to buy it, I don't know what is! It's a great book with terrific illustrations. They rhyming style makes it very appealing to younger readers/listeners. We needed a book like this and are so excited to have it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. C. Powelson on April 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
"The Magic Word" is another exceptionally written book by Sherrill Cannon. Cannon's storyline contains lovely rhyming verse that teaches children about the Magic of Manners. In this book, "please" and "thank you" are the "key" words, as Elisabeth Keys learns a lesson the hard way. Initially a spoiled and rude child, Elisabeth later emerges as a charming child who changes her behavior and is pleasantly surprised by the results. Soon, Elisabeth's classmates become her friends and accept Elisabeth's invitation to attend her birthday party. By the end of the story, Elisabeth understands the importance of good manners and behavior.

The illustrations are fantasitc and add to the true beauty of this delightful children's book. Children will be entertained from start to finish with both the text and artwork featured in this book. This book is a must for anyone who wants to reinforce good manners and behavior to children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Starke on June 3, 2012
Format: Paperback
The Magic Word, written by educator Sherrill Cannon, is an excellent story to share with children of all ages. The rhyme pattern consistent throughout the book creates a pleasant, enjoyable, and easy to read experience for the reader. The illustrations are child friendly and engaging, which allow children to make a real life connection. Everyone will learn the magic word instantly and will share this story and lesson with their friends in and out of school.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristi Bernard on May 10, 2012
Format: Paperback
Elisabeth Keys wasn't very nice. She teased, argued, made fun of other kids and pushed her way in line. She didn't like anyone. When it came time to invite friends to her birthday party she received no phone calls or replies in the mail.. This made Elisabeth very sad. Elisabeth realizes that the way she treated the other kids at school may not have been a good thing to do. When she starts doing random acts of kindness the kids eventually give her a chance.

Cannon has done an excellent job of showing Elisabeth's bad manners and what can happen if you don't treat people with respect. Young readers will be able to openly discuss with their parents and teachers what happens and how it makes them feel when they don't have any friends. Brightly colored digital illustrations help bring the characters to life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Moran Bishop on May 29, 2011
Format: Paperback
Sherrill Cannon has shown us how to teach another great lesson to our children in "The Magic Word."
I love the way her words flow with a sense of rhyme and rhythm that is missing in so many children's books today.

She captures so well the trials that a young child can go through when they have not learned to be nice. Yet she also shows them a way to change their circumstances around, without being mean or cruel.

Sherrill has written a truly nice book on an important lesson that all of us, not just children should learn or at least remember what we were taught as children. Kudos to Sherrill Cannon for taking on such a difficult subject, "the importance of these little words please and thank you."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna Calkins on December 20, 2013
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This book has to be the best book to teach about how to treat others. My grandbaby, who I have custody of, was trying to be a bully and then we read Sherrill's book to her. She loved this book and I believe that the message finally clicked in her little brain and she got it. Now, she wants this particular book read to her everyday. She has all of the books from Sherrill Cannon and she loves them all. My 15 year old loves them also. We all enjoy reading them, she is like the modern day Dr Suess. Ashlyn, my grand daughter, would not sit down to listen to a full book before Sherrill's books and now she loves books. Thank you Sherrill.
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