Ripple's Effect

Ripple's Effect

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by Shawn Achor, Amy Blankson, Cecilia Rebora
     
 

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It takes big actions to make big changes. Or does it? In Ripple's Effect, residents of an aquarium learn that sometimes a smile is all it takes to make a world of difference. Awash with charming illustrations, this delightful tale will show children that happiness is a choice they get to make for themselves.  See more details below

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It takes big actions to make big changes. Or does it? In Ripple's Effect, residents of an aquarium learn that sometimes a smile is all it takes to make a world of difference. Awash with charming illustrations, this delightful tale will show children that happiness is a choice they get to make for themselves.

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Ripple’s Effect is a sweet and inventive take on thwarting a bully. Ripple’s good nature and quick wits make this a fun and helpful read for anyone who’s had to deal with a “Snark”.
—Nancy Coffelt, author/illustrator of Aunt Ant Leaves Through the Leaves

Ripple’s Effect teaches kids that it’s never too soon to learn about the power of a smile, and that facing fear with friendliness could turn a bully into a buddy. —Cristina Kessler, author of The Best Beekeeper of Lalibela

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619890480
Publisher:
Little Pickle Press
Publication date:
01/23/2013
Sold by:
Sachmanya
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
253,663
File size:
17 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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"'You see Ripple?' her trainer asked. 'Dolphins were made to play and laugh and smile. It's part of who you are— but happiness is also a choice. Things may not always go our way, but we can choose how we see our world and make it a better place because of who we choose to be. Now let's go have some more fun.'"

Meet the Author

Shawn Achor is the author of the best-selling book, "The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work." He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a master's degree from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics. After graduation, he spent more than a decade at Harvard University, where he won numerous distinguished teaching awards for his work. In 2006, he was Head Teaching Fellow for Positive Psychology, the most popular course at Harvard at the time.

In 2007, Achor founded Good Think Inc. to share his research with a wider population. When the global economy collapsed in 2008, the world's largest banks called him in as an expert to help restart forward progress. Achor has spoken in 45 countries to a wide variety of audiences including bankers on Wall Street, students in Dubai and CEOs in Zimbabwe. His research on happiness and human potential has received attention from the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Forbes, CNN and NPR.

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Ripple's Effect 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Ripple's Effect 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.
LaurieJean More than 1 year ago
Kids will love this book, especially if they have been to an aquarium. It is a fun story with colorful illustrations, and the messages are very positive. Kids will see that there is an alternative to cowering to bullies and that laughter and happiness are powerful and infectious.
PositiveMama More than 1 year ago
I love that this book teaches concepts based on science, but makes the ideas fun and accessible for kids of all ages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book about how to deal with bullies. Ripple is the new dolphin in the tank and is told she is not "allowed" to be happy by the grumpy shark. Ripple has to learn how to be herself and that her attitude is her choice. She also learns how her happy attitude effects the rest of the fish in the tank. Great jump off to discuss with younger kids how to handle bullies.
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Ali is happy
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could be better ilustrated but storyline is great
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