The Golden Rule
By Ilene Cooper
Illustrator Gabi Swiatkowska
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2007
  • Price: $17.95
  • Trim Size: 10 x 10
  • ISBN: 0-8109-0960-X
  • EAN: 9780810909601
  • Page Count: 40
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All

This book is a gentle reminder of a timeless rule for parent and child: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Everyone knows a version of the Golden Rule. But what does it really mean? And how do you follow it? In this gorgeously illustrated book, a grandfather explains to his grandson that the Golden Rule means you “treat people the way you would like to be treated. It’s golden because it’s so valuable, and a way of living your life that’s so simple, it shines.” And though it may be a simple rule, it isn’t easy to follow. Fortunately, following the Golden Rule is something everyone can do, which means that every person—old or young, rich or poor—can be a part of making the world a better place.

F&P level: O

About the author

Ilene Cooper has written many acclaimed children’s books, including Jewish Holidays All Year ’Round, winner of the National Jewish Book Award. She is an editor for Booklist and lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Gabi Swiatkowska won the Ezra Jack Keats Best New Illustrator Award from the New York Public Library for her first book. This is her second book. She lives in New York City and travels often.