Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions about Cool Kind Kid and this book are my own.
My son is in second grade. He has always been a cool kid in my eyes. But now that he's been in school full time for a few years he is starting to wonder for himself what being cool really means. In a world full of bullying and people who may be less than kind in many situations, defining "cool" to a second grader can be hard. We have always tried to instill in his little mind that being yourself is what's cool. But there is definitely more to it than just being yourself. Being cool has to do with how you treat others.
I recently started working with Cool Kind Kid to help get the word out about their products that are specifically made to help define "cool". I was happy to receive the book Tanner Wants to be COOL written by Cool Kind Kid creator Barbara Gilmour and illustrated by James J Dunn to review here on my blog.
Tanner Wants to be COOL is the first in a series of picture books Barbara developed called You Can be a Cool Kind Kid. This first book tackles the subject of how to be a caring, kind friend. It's written in cartoon form with speech bubbles telling Tanner's story of how he figures out how to be a cool kid. I love the illustrations of children who all looked different working together to help Tanner understand how to be cool by using manners and being kind to others. Each picture teaches a different lesson while showing that cool is not synonymous with bullying or being mean to others.
There is also a soundtrack by Steve Megaw accompanying the book which can be downloaded for free using a special code found within the book.
After reading it myself and really enjoying the message, I thought the only way to get some proper feedback was to have my son read it, too. He left me this little embellished note when he was done, so it MUST be a good book:
I plan on asking my son's teacher if I can read Tanner Wants to be COOL to the class. I think it would make a great addition to any classroom, playgroup, or home library. It's easy to read, has wonderful engaging pictures throughout, and gets right to the point that everyone can be cool. I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series!
To get your copy of Tanner Want to be COOL for $12.95 including the FREE downloadable soundtrack visit www.coolkindkid.com. While you are there, check out all the other great products Cool Kind Kid has to offer!
Since October is National Bullying Prevention month, Cool Kind Kid is offering 10% off their retail products throughout the month if you use code SAYNO2BULLYING at checkout!