I absolutely loved the books and so did the students and the staff had a great time reading them in the staff room laughing and adding their own takes on the different Canadian settings. Did you know that in the 70' s Parle Beach had the best looking life guards? I teach Grade 6 in a school that has a transient and diverse population where it is the norm to have students who have low reading/ language skills. Given approximately 1/4 of the social curriculum is based on the Canadian Charter and there are no resources that are student friendly I couldn't believe my luck when I found the books while searching the web for something to help me and my students get a grip on understanding the whole thing. The pictures and straight forward plots made sense to the kids. Because of time constraints I made groups and each group was responsible for presenting a book to the class. Most of the groups chose to do a play or skit so it was also cross curricular with LA. I have been teaching for over 30 years and think you would have to be a turnip if you need a teacher guide to use these they are that good!
- Elizabeth Fraser
I recently ordered the full paperback Charter for Children series and wanted to let you know that I am very happy with the purchase. The customer service was wonderful, the delivery was much quicker than I anticipated, and the quality of the books is excellent. The note and tote bag were great surprises. The books were actually a gift from our 1L law class at UBC to our Constitutional Law professor, Elizabeth Edinger. She has been cited and followed at the Supreme Court and the Privy Council and she was very excited about receiving your series. As a sidenote, in talking about the series at a recent event I believe I may have convinced Joe Arvay, one of Canada's top Constitutional lawyers, to buy your books for his grandchildren. Hope he does.
- Carl da Luz
I got your voice mail message today. I am a teacher-librarian in the Saskatoon Catholic School Division, in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. I purchased the Charter for Children series to use for instructional purposes. I have used the series to teach Children’s Rights to grade three students and grade eight students. One of my favourite books in the series is the Canada Goose story about the Treaty rights. The stories are humorous, but so engaging for students. I hope this feedback is helpful.
- Anna Thompson
"I am very happy that this series has maintained its high standard of humour, and information. I highly recommend these four new books along with the other 10 in “The Charter for Children” series. These quirky stories open the door for some meaningful discussion with young people to help them know and understand their rights......"
―Suzanne Pierson, Teacher-Librarian
"The Charter for Children book series makes the Charter of Canadian Rights and Freedoms more personal and understandable through stories of lovable cartoon characters such as Anne of Green Tomatoes......"
―The Canadian Homeschooler
"The Charter for Children uses animals to teach human lessons much like Aesop’s Fables, allowing children to engage in moral dilemmas. Characters speak in repeated rhymes, lending a Dr. Seuss quality to it that compounds the message......"
"Clever, quirky, humorous, informative. It is hard to beat that combination. Then add in the fact that you need this series, and these books go to the top of the “Must Buy” list....... I highly recommend the first six books of this series and look forward to the remaining eight books"
―Suzanne Pierson, Teacher-Librarian