HOW TO NOT BECOME WIMPY KIDS: A Diary of Stories (Special Nook Edition with Interactive Table of Contents) NOOKbook Edition - How To Not Become Wimpy Kids

HOW TO NOT BECOME WIMPY KIDS: A Diary of Stories (Special Nook Edition with Interactive Table of Contents) NOOKbook Edition - How To Not Become Wimpy Kids

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These days, there is a lot of talk about the prevalence of “wimpy” kids in the world. Indeed, in many ways, being wimpy is now seen as funny ... or should we dare say, even cool?

If we go back just one or two generations ago, however, the last thing parents wanted was their children to be perceived as "wimpy". And so,

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These days, there is a lot of talk about the prevalence of “wimpy” kids in the world. Indeed, in many ways, being wimpy is now seen as funny ... or should we dare say, even cool?

If we go back just one or two generations ago, however, the last thing parents wanted was their children to be perceived as "wimpy". And so, mothers and fathers would spend many an evening hour reading stories to their children on exactly how not to become a strong teens and adults. These stories, often by such classic authors as Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen or Louisa May Alcott, were designed to both entertain but also to teach how to build character. These stories were filled with, in our modern parlance, plenty of “teachable moments.” They allowed for great moments of family discussions on both good values and good deeds and also, on how to make the right choices regardless of setting or circumstance.

This “diary” is devoted to a choice collection of these standard and new fairy-tales, wonder stories, and fables. The value of the of these stories is that they tell about the magic of living. Like the old woman in Mother Goose, they “brush the cobwebs out of the sky.” They enrich, not cheapen, life.

Plenty of things do cheapen life for children. Most movies do. So does television, violent video games and music. So does family strife, bullying and even mere gossip. But these stories enhance life. They consist of fancies that have illumined the hard facts of life. They find animals, trees, flowers, and the stars friendly. They speak of victory. In them the child is master even of dragons. He can live like a prince, in disguise, or, if he be uncomely, he may hope to win Beauty after he is free of his masquerade.

These stories help make good children as well as happy children. In these stories witches, wolves, and evil persons are defeated or exposed. Fairy godmothers are ministers of justice. The side that the child wishes to triumph always does triumph, and so goodness always is made to seem worth-while.

Almost every story contains a test of character or shrewdness or courage. Sharp distinctions are made, that require a child of parts to discern. And the heroes of these stories are much more convincing than precepts or golden texts, for they impress upon the child not merely what he ought to do, but what nobly has been done. The fables in this collection do much same, and by imagining that the animals have arrived at human speech and wisdom, they help the child to think shrewdly and in a friendly way, as if in comradeship with his pets and with our brothers and sisters, the beasts of the field and forest. And the small hero-worshiper will follow where his admirations lead.

An outstanding volume and a perfect gift, likely to be treasured for years and decades to come. Ideal for all children and adults who do not want to become wimpy kids.

CONTENTS:

A diary of stories to help children not become wimpy kids ... for almost every day of the year, consisting of more than 1000 kindle enabled pages of content! Painstakingly edited by the New Childrens’ Favorite Classics Press with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations throughout the book.

SPECIAL NOOK ENABLED FEATURES:

This edition of How to Not Become Wimpy Kids: A Diary of Stories for All Boys and Girls contains special Nook enabled features, including interactive table of contents


REVIEWS

“An absolutely, gobsmackingly, amazing value, representing over 300 stories all designed to help children not become wimpy kids. I cannot imagine a more wonderful gift to anyone’s child or even to oneself”

“5 Stars. We cannot recommend this volume highly enough."

"If you care about your children's moral and character development, this is probably one of the best books you can ever get."


THIS BOOK IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE DIARY OF A WIMPY KID SERIES OF BOOKS, ABRAMS, JEFF KINNEY, OR WIMPY KID, INC.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012080318
Publisher:
Children's Favorite Classics Press
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Series:
Not Wimpy Kids | A Diary of Stories for Boys and Girls
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
715,542
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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HOW TO NOT BECOME WIMPY KIDS: A Diary of Stories (Special Nook Edition with Interactive Table of Contents) NOOKbook Edition - How To Not Become Wimpy 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 617 reviews.
Oprah_Fan More than 1 year ago
My 8 year old really enjoyed this book. I read through some of the stories as well and they seemed like very positive messages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable book that I would recommed to ages 7-12
Isaiah Mondesir More than 1 year ago
this book encuoraged my son with great stories
Shelly_Mom More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book for kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a story every night to my kids before going to sleep and they always ask for more. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are not too many good books for children these days. This is a very healthy book that kids enjoyed.
SladeGroton More than 1 year ago
A delightful compendium of stories for children to inspire them. Nice purchase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is hard to find good stories for kids. Many so called children's books are actually quite mean spirited. I liked this because they were not like that at all, and actually quite inspiring. Well recommended
Aaron_Basketball_Coach More than 1 year ago
When I ws growing up, there were lots of books of adventure and heroism and bravery. Today we don't have much of that anymore and I think it is a great shame. This is a nice book that fits into the mould of earlier books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids enjoyed it.
emily dobrzynski More than 1 year ago
i dont know how you came up with these books but there wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!! I am also a book writer, I have not put a book out yet but I have to say your books would be more popular that mine would ever be. Good luck with your books and keep writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MelBob More than 1 year ago
A nice book for kids of all ages which will stimulate their imagination
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just delightful
NataliaNN More than 1 year ago
Good value book for keeping the kids entertained
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good stuff for kids who like to read.
Amy Gazard More than 1 year ago
awsome
MichelleFlanagan More than 1 year ago
A great collection of life affirming stories that any young child will appreciate. I enjoyed reading these stories as well.
Fiona_S More than 1 year ago
And good enough to keep the children away from the video games. Highly recommended!
LarryPaged More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended
Aysegul More than 1 year ago
My child absolutely loved this book. The stories are wholesome and healthy and teach about good values.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the diary format and the stories are really enriching ones filled with humor and adventure.
ReneeRupert More than 1 year ago
Low price and lovely stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 stars
TEST NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
not good
Jadyn Rice More than 1 year ago
the best ever