In my occasional series of highlighting great picture books that are worth "having," not just reading, here's another "great kids book":
As I mentioned in my review of The Temperament God Gave Your Kids, I am a big fan of "numbers" books--the 7 Habits, the 5 Love Languages. There's something about categorizing personality types, productivity and self-improvement that I find irresistible. It just helps me understand these kind of concepts better, as well as put them into practice.
High on the list of these books is The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey, son of Stephen Covey, who brought the world the many 7 Habits books. My favorite "7 Habits" book for grown-ups, not surprisingly, is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, though I have certainly read quite a few of the series at one time or another.
But truly, if you want a great distillation of the "7 Habits," as well as teaching certain concepts/virtues to yourself or your children in a relatable way, nothing beats The 7 Habits of Happy Kids.
We've read The 7 Habits of Happy Kids many times at our house, both as a group and and individually. I put it out from time to time so kids can peruse it again. We always come away with fresh insights. At one time, though my now-aging children deny it, we had a song to go along with the 7 Habits that I found very catchy and endearing. Even if our song didn't stick, I'm hoping the message of the 7 Habits did.