Emma's Birthday: Learning to Be Gracious by Amber Richards

A children's book teaching how to be gracious when a birthday present isn't what the child wanted. Brand new book.

Emma's birthday: learning to be gracious

Clarence Thomas once said that “good manners will open doors that the best education cannot”. These words speak volumes, as in today’s diverse and ever-changing society we as individuals are evaluated not only based on what we know, but on how we regard the feelings of others. 

As parents we tend to more focus on our child’s academic /physical skill set, and in turn neglect very important emotionally based skills. These skills will not only improve your child’s ability to foster long lasting relationships with their peers, but will enable them to see the world from an angle which inevitably forges your child into a moral upstanding adult. 

Lessons for life are usually taught using the most simple of occurrences within the human experience, and this book focuses on how your child should react when receiving a gift they do not appreciate. 

“Emma's Birthday - Learning to Be Gracious” is entertaining, easy to read and instills a narrative which promotes the correct way for a child (or adult) to respond to the situation above. We can all learn a lot from Emma, and I look forward to sharing her story with you.

Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Birthdays

Secondary Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings

Language: English


Word Count: 474

Sales info:

Book is brand new, so no data yet.  Age range really is 3 - 9 or 10.

Sample text:

My name is Emma.  Today is my birthday and I'm so happy!  I am turning 7 years old.

This is the day we celebrate the day I was born.



On my birthday, I'm with people who love me.  They give me a special birthday cake, with icing and candles to blow out.  I especially like sprinkles on the cake.   

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Jamie Marais
Already translated. Translated by Flora Schouten
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Already translated. Translated by Anne-Sophie Leluan-Pinker
Already translated. Translated by Maria Geyer
Translation in progress. Translated by Irene Polia
Already translated. Translated by Rosa
Already translated. Translated by Emanuel Guedes Santos
Already translated. Translated by Carla Bottazzi Corencia

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