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Ambition's Not An Awful Word [NOOK Book]

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Hilariously funny. Ambition's one of the most important traits you can encourage in a child. It is the beginning of everything they will accomplish in life. This very humorous story will make it clear how important it is to encourage kids to explore their futures. The glossary is a gift to all parents who have struggled to stay awake while reading their children bedtime stories.

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Overview

Hilariously funny. Ambition's one of the most important traits you can encourage in a child. It is the beginning of everything they will accomplish in life. This very humorous story will make it clear how important it is to encourage kids to explore their futures. The glossary is a gift to all parents who have struggled to stay awake while reading their children bedtime stories.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011300004
  • Publisher: Zack Zage
  • Publication date: 5/2/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 510,259
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Zack was an average child who grew up in Greensboro, NC, received a degree in Economics from Duke University, and an MBA from UNC - Chapel Hill. He had all the ambitions of a normal kid in the following order. Fireman - Professional Golfer - Olympic Equestrian - Financier - Inventor - Artist - Author - Husband & Dad. He was somewhat successful in some and not so in others. He is still a kid with many ambitions.

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

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    A Mom's Choice Award Recipient!

    Ambition's Not an Awful Word is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Did you make it? Or if you are a kid, what do you want to become? Zack Zage is a student in Ms. Grundy’s fourth grade class, and the theme for the year is “What I want to be.” Zack raises his hand to go first, but the teacher insists on proceeding alphabetically, starting with Ann A. When Zack finally gets his turn, he tells how he might want to be an astronaut, a cowpoke, a singer, a chef, an artist, a doctor, an architect, a banker, a lawyer, or a writer, but in each case some reason is given why he can’t do that. The other kids tease him as an exaggerating boaster. What can his mom say to him that night so that he won’t feel so down?
    When you think of some of our nation’s greatest inventors—the telegraph’s Samuel F. B. Morse, the telephone’s Alexander Graham Bell, the automobile factory’s Henry Ford, the electric light’s Thomas Edison, the airplane’s Wilbur and Orville Wright, and so on—they all started out as normal kids with big ambitions. Unfortunately, in some neighborhoods today, children who want to study hard and receive a good education so that they can get ahead in life are laughed at and made fun of. Ambition is one of the most important traits that kids can develop. Author Zack Zage grew up in a small town in North Carolina with all the ambitions of a normal youngster. Ambition’s Not an Awful Word, with its text in humorous verse and the fabulous illustrations by Adam Watkins, will encourage children as it reminds them that “it’s OK to dream.” And the glossary at the end is as uproariously funny as the story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2011

    Highly recommend

    Great little kids book. Hilarious drawings. A really good lesson for us parents. I loved the glossary

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