This month, I had a blast visiting the LANK school in Virginia to read E is for Economics and L is for Law to some adorable preschoolers as part of their annual book fair. We enjoyed learning our ABCs for the younger students and discussing economics concepts at a basic level for those in their PreK year. Many thanks to them for hosting me!
If you are looking for holiday gifts for a lawyer in your life, here are a few ideas to consider:
1. Fountain Pen – A fountain pen is an elegant and traditional choice that will stand out in today’s digital world. While fountain pens can span a tremendous range of price points, consider this offering from Waterman at $85. I have personally used Waterman fountain pens and enjoy writing with them. Keep in mind that writing with a fountain pen may take some getting used to if you are only familiar with ball points.
2. Gavel Set – A personalized gavel set makes an excellent decorative addition to a lawyer’s office. If you look around online, there are various sellers who offer customized gavel sets, such as this one.
3. Portfolio – Lawyers often value a nice folder to organize their papers or hold their notepad during important meetings. Try this Etsy search for a variety of options from different vendors with various possibilities for customization.
4. Lawyerly Art Prints – What about a framed piece of law-inspired art? Art.com has a whole category of art for lawyers, including both traditional legal scenes and more humorous selections, like this New Yorker cartoon.
5. L is for Law – This one is no surprise for readers of this blog. Consider giving a copy of L is for Law to all your lawyer friends with toddlers!
We know a lot of lawyers with children of all ages, which is part of the inspiration behind L is for Law, so I’m always on the look out for baby shower and baby gift ideas for them. Here are a few of my go-to gifts and other ones that I’ve bookmarked.
For older kids 5 and up, this 3D puzzle of Independence Hall in Philadelphia can be a good conversation starter about the history of our democracy and the Constitution and a great activity for the whole family to enjoy together for some screen-free time.
L is for Law is officially out today! It's a fun, colorful alphabet book for preschool-age children (or for actual lawyers who need to brush up on their ABCs). The book features a new legal term for every letter of the alphabet, illustrated by full-color, playful images to entertain parents and children alike as you move from A to Z.
And if you know any baby lawyers or lawyerly parents who would appreciate the book -- and I know you know A LOT of lawyers -- please spread the word. And if you happen to order a copy and enjoy the book, please leave a review!
Special thanks to Nicole Jones Sturk, the talented illustrator of the book.
One of my favorite kidlit reviewers, The Baby Bookworm, wrote a comprehensive, honest review of L is for Law. I'm so happy to hear that they enjoyed it!
"Hello, friends! Our book today is L Is For Law, written by Veronica Goodman and illustrated by Nicole Jones Sturk, an alphabet book for aspiring esquires.
Following the same format as its prequel, E Is For Economics, little readers are introduced to various concepts and terms from the legal world: A is for Attorney, B is for Bar Exam, C is for Class Action, and so on. Each letter and term is accompanied by a tongue-in-cheek illustration that interprets the definition of the term in either a literal or comedic way."
Read the entire book review here.
Thank you to Legal Cheek for this delightful review of L is for Law!
"When it comes to children’s books, you won’t find many (or any at all) gracing the shelves of your law school library. Enter L is for Law — a new picture book aimed at demystifying legal concepts for kids."
Read the entire review by Aishah Hussain here.
We're excited for the release of L is for Law next month. Here are two sample interior pages: