Reviews And Endorsements
2010 Mamie Eisenhower Library Project Recommended Book (ages 9-12)
-National Federation of Republican Women Literacy Program
A selection of Constituting America's Recommended Reading List.
-Constituting America's   Recommended Reading List
Listen to Phyllis Schlafly's (Eagle Forum) review of "Founders' Fables" on her radio commentary - May30, 2011
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Featured Book Review, March 2011
-Eagle Forum's Education Reporter: The newspaper of Educational Rights.   Read the review now.
Featured Book Review, 2011
-Classical Children's Books.   Read the review now.
Featured Children's Book
-Conservative Children's Books website.
"Prepare our future generation now with this wonderful book written especially for young readers and their parents, too...each of the ten fables brings to light a founding principle. Laurie makes the concepts easy to understand and stimulates young minds to think about the issues these lovable characters are faced with and the situations they must solve together..."
-Smart Girl Politics, reviewed by Kristen Eddins/Book Smart Community
"Founders' Fables is a brilliant, informative, creative, humorously illustrated book. It inspires the young and the adult alike to question right from wrong...It educates the children and reminds the parents of our great Constitution which we much value and protect by education. Laurie Cockerell has addressed this issue by engaging her talent with dedication for generations to come. She is the "gate keeper", so future generations can prevent further erosion to the great Constitution of the United States of America. BRAVO!"
-Balazs Szabo, internationally renown artist and author of Knock in the Night (an autobiographical account of the author's escape from Communist Hungary-available from www.lulu.com)
"Laurie Cockerell has created an engaging way to help children of all ages understand the meaning of and the moral to these fables concerning the values and principles of the Founding Fathers. The rhythm and rhyme will appeal to very young children, while the higher level problem-solving extensions will enhance the lessons for older children as well. The illustrations and layout of the collection add to its appeal. An age-appropriate book about our country's ideals was long overdue."
-Trish Hill, elementary school teacher
"Founders' Fables by Laurie Cockerell is multi-faceted and unique. She re-presents the ethical and moral values taken from the writings of the historical men who helped create the United States in its earliest days. She presents them in the form of parables in a style that will captivate young kids. Yet, all the readers will never miss the point. Her ability to engage the kids (and adults) with the truth is unparalleled. What a terrific resource for parents and grandparents to share with their young patriots."
-Larry D. Ellis, author of Forgiveness: Unleashing a Transformational Process ( www.theforgivenessbook.com)
Television and Radio Appearances
October 6, 2010 - WFAA's "Good Morning Texas", Dallas, Texas (www.wfaa.com)
October 22, 2010 - Radio interview with Robert Pratt, KFYO 790AM (www.prattontexas.com)
November 22, 2010 - Radio interview on the Cari and Rob Show (www.cariandrob.com)
December 21, 2010 - Radio interview with Robert Pratt, KFYO 790AM (www.prattontexas.com)