Trouble at Wicker School, "Stealing is a Crime" and "Don't be a Bully" are stories using animals who take on human characteristics and traits. These stories are meant for children ages 5 through 8 years of age. Children should be taught at an early age to establish proper manners, values and behaviors. Hopefully this will prepare them for adulthood. After each story, the reader will find some suggestions on how to carry the stories further through role playing, puppetry, art, writing and other examples.
Elizadora H. Nichols is a retired educator who has over 33 years of teaching in and out of the classroom, as well as being a mentor to many teaching candidates. During her tenure, she's gathered many experiences with children, from Missouri to California, which she eventually wanted to turn into stories that teach lessons. She has tried to incorporate teaching and parenting skills by using the characters and scenarios as role models.