The Lovables In The Kingdom Of Self-Esteem

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The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-Esteem was written by Diane Loomans and illustrated by Kim Howard. The Lovables is not a typical picture book that tells a story with a beginning, middle, and end. Rather, it is a collection of animals who live in the Kingdom of Self-Esteem. Each animal exemplifies a specific word of virtue or characteristic that promotes self-esteem. The reader enters the gates of the kingdom and reads from one animal to another, learning about courage from Lawrence the Lion, sharing from Diana Dove, respect from Ryan Rhino and so on. Each of the 24 animal 's characteristic is written in short, rhyming text. The illustrations of The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-Esteem are done in watercolors. The colors are bright and appealing to young readers. In fact, the greatest attraction of this book are the illustrations. Although I believe the format of the book might lose the attention of younger readers, the illustrations will keep them interested. Each page is filled with detailed images of animals and the places where they live. The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-Esteem illustrations allow the reader to look again and again to find something new.…show more content…
I would use this book as a springboard to promote weekly lessons regarding self-esteem. Providing it is permissible to copy the pictures from the book, I would create a weekly bulletin board. For example, I would start with Lawrence the Lion and his virtue of courage. Throughout the week, I would refer to Lawrence, discuss the word courage and find visual examples to post on the board. Another example, is Buddy Beaver who character quality is to take care of the world around him. We would talk and find ways to better to the

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