Most unique about The Cookie-Flower Rock Kids series experience is the instructive trek encountered in each book. Through illustrative genius and witty dialogue, readers engage relevant interpersonal issues such as bullying. Readers are then guided to palpable solutions that can be applied to life situations irrespective of time and place. Critical lessons are conveyed in the stories that promote the acquisition and development of humanitarian values (e.g., acceptance; forgiveness; respect; sharing, etc.). Quite masterfully and light-heartedly, The Cookie-Flower Rock Kids series captures youth social dynamics along with its challenges, consequences, celebratory moments, and caveats.
All in all, The Cookie-Flower Rock Kids extends an invitation to examine “the world of children”. It helps demystify—for adults—the entry points of real-life topics that can be difficult for children to understand. Parents, in particular, will rejoice to know that The Cookie-Flower Rock Kids series has made it a bit easier and enjoyable to answer tough questions that children often hurl in their direction. The entire family will be delighted to read, wonder, reason, laugh, and smile as they learn how to negotiate and navigate life through the experiences of The Cookie-Flower Rock Kids!
Marcus L. Arrington, Ed.D.
Young, Anointed and Empowered Project