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Kids Make It Better: A Write-in, Draw-in Journal

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What’s Your Solution?

“Chocolate milk in the water fountains.” That’s how Robert, age 8, answered the question “What would you do to improve schools?” Now it’s your turn: What would you do? Here is an inspiring call to action—the whimsical wisdom of kids combined with an interactive journal. Plus a step-by-step plan for bringing your Make-It-Better ideas to life.

What can we do to clean up our air? Johanna, age 8, has a terrific solution: “Have...

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Overview

What’s Your Solution?

“Chocolate milk in the water fountains.” That’s how Robert, age 8, answered the question “What would you do to improve schools?” Now it’s your turn: What would you do? Here is an inspiring call to action—the whimsical wisdom of kids combined with an interactive journal. Plus a step-by-step plan for bringing your Make-It-Better ideas to life.

What can we do to clean up our air? Johanna, age 8, has a terrific solution: “Have all the people get a hose and wash the pollution away. It might make a rainbow.” What’s your terrific solution?

From helping the environment to how to stop nail-biting, the world needs your ideas. Yes, kids can!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761158455
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/12/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 996,662
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzy Becker is an author, artist, and entrepreneur, a former White House Fellow (the Clinton administration), a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe College, a winner of the Anti-Defamation League's "A World of Difference" award, and the founder of Ride FAR (Ride for AIDS Resources). Her books include the #1 New York Times bestseller All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?, and My Dog's the World's Best Dog. She lives with her family in central Massachusetts.

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  • Posted May 19, 2010

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    There is no better book to start the summer off with than "Kids Make It Better" by Suzy Becker!

    "Kids Make It Better" by Suzy Becker is fun for Earth lovers, those with creative minds, and kids, who are looking to have some fun. It is also a great way for kids to express their imagination and put it to good use.

    This Journal, with both writing and drawing space, takes a problem, gives one or more kid solutions, and asks the reader to come up with their own best solution. It encourages kids to use their imagination and be creative.

    One of our favorite kid solutions, when asked the question of how to improve the economy in bad times, 9 year old, Jennifer, writes "The government should have a bake sale." Now why hasn't President Obama thought of that?

    Becker also includes tidbits of information including some real-life solutions to problems that seemed fanciful, but actually work. Regardless of how outlandish a kid's creation might seem, these facts let them know that almost anything is possible! Becker shows kids that there are things they can do to help the Earth even when they don't think there is anything they can do to make a change for the better.

    At the back of the book there is space for observing and recording problems kids see in their own community, an easy to follow action plan, useful websites and a much deserved congratulations for coming up with great ideas.

    The book isn't meant to elicit huge changes all at once. It is a lesson for kids to start to look at things they think should be changed in their world and to take some small steps to make that change a reality. Becker encourages kids, writing, "if you keep giving the world's problems your time and your imagination, you may, one day, make one of them go away."

    Perfect for 6 - 10 year olds, "Kids Make It Better" is an excellent way to bring fun learning into any child's summer. The book is also a great tool for parents to start conversations about difficult topics like pollution, poverty and injured relationships as well as kid problems like making improvements to their school and how they can help someone feel better. An online guide that accompanies the book, helps parents assist their children in developing a service project, putting their creative ideas into action.

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