These laughable rhythmic poems are destined to be classics. Like Dr. Suess, Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstein, Janet Brice Parker writes to tickle the funny bones of children and adults alike. Kids will learn important life lessons couched in loads of giggling pleasure. Bound to be read and recited over and over again.
Terri L. French, poet/writer
Janet Brice Parker’s wonderful children’s book, Do Right Rhymes is a total delight. The adorable book is full of learning poems for kids with cute phrases and funny references that will light up the faces of the listeners and readers. This charming book makes learning things so much fun and the accompanying illustrations by the extremely talented Ms. Parker just add to the joy of turning each and every page. A wonderful book to give or to get; a keepsake to remain in a family and read time and again to children and grandchildren. I’d call it a great “lap” book grab a kid and sit in a comfy chair and read it together.
Pamela June Kimmell, Author of “The Mystery of David’s Bridge,” published, 2004 by Hilliard & Harris
Janet Brice Parker is the ultimate in creativity. She is a renowned painter and water colorist. Her many awards prove that statement. She has had a multitude of free-lance, artistic jobs. Now she has written “Do Right Rhymes“, this wonderful and fascinating children’s book. “Do Right Rhymes“ is not your normal children’s book, but it is one that I would have dearly loved to have read when I was a child. Hilarious and endearing are just two words that come to mind.
Jerry Pat Bolton, author of Ram Slade Shamas
When trying to instill good habits in children, you can coerce, bribe, threaten, punish, reward, model, or even cry. DO RIGHT RHYMES are a different approach; the humorous rhymes present models of proper behavior in a memorable way with delightful verses that can even be accessed online in song form to reinforce the "lessons." What's nice about these poems is that they are not heavy handed orders but subtle, gentle suggestions that even include rationales for the mannerly behaviors.
Some of the topics included are: burping and other emissions, flushing and washing, brush your teeth, clutter, taking a bath, cluttering, crumbs, and sticky fingers.
There are many more topics here, all presented in an enjoyable and memorable way. A brightly colored, full-page picture accompanies each lesson poem. My favorite is the one showing a red-faced boy holding it rather than telling his mom he had to pee.
Bottom line - Here's a book with pages of fun that executes its vision well. Children under four will need a precocious vocabulary to appreciate all the humor.
Spudman - Top Amazon Reviewer
This book is laugh out loud funny for adults as well as children! The rhyming style of each "lesson" in doing right, is one which makes learning about doing the right things very fun. The poems have a great way of sticking with you, so you can recite them with your children anywhere and have a blast! I bought this for 3 special children so far and will be buying it again for others with small children. I may buy one for myself!