After a loud burp from my husband, my son piped up with, “Daddy, say Excuse Me.” Those are just two of the magic words he’s embraced since we read Wizard and the Lizard: The Magic of Marvelous Manners, the newest book in the award-winning series by author Katie Reed.
Wizard and the Lizard Tops the Charts on Amazon
Wizard and the Lizard: The Magic of Marvelous Manners debuted last month on Amazon as the #1 new release in Children’s Renaissance Fiction. Written by Katie Reed and Illustrated by Jenna Wing-Hu, the book tells the story of Wizard teaching Buddy the lizard a lesson about how certain “magical” words and phrases can spread kindness and show respect to others.
Written in verse with colorful illustrations, the story flows through lessons in being polite, emphasizing words like “Please” and “Thank you.” Later, Buddy is put to the test when Wizard invites some good friends over for cake and tea.
We’ve read many children’s books, but the lesson in this one really stuck with my son! He was hooked after the line “Excuse me is said when you burp or you fart. This friendly apology comes from the heart.” He had me read that line several times, collapsing in giggles every time. He’s really embraced “Excuse me” now and I’ve taken to using the phrase, “What’s the magical words?” when I am prompting him to say “Please” or “Thank you.”
You can get your own copy of Wizard and the Lizard: The Magic of Marvelous Manners on Amazon, and be sure to check out Katie’s website for news and free printable coloring sheets: Children’s Book Author | Katie Reed (katiereedauthor.com)