Some Helpful Tips for a Better World and a Happier Life [NOOK Book]

Overview

WHAT ARE SOME helpful tips for a better world and a happier life?• Begin each day making funny faces in the mirror.• Invent occasions for celebration (like International Bunny Appreciation Day.)• Help someone in need.• Lend Mother Nature a hand.• Be YOU.Simply told and vibrantly illustrated, this little book of tips is sure to get kids thinking about the world around them.
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Overview

WHAT ARE SOME helpful tips for a better world and a happier life?• Begin each day making funny faces in the mirror.• Invent occasions for celebration (like International Bunny Appreciation Day.)• Help someone in need.• Lend Mother Nature a hand.• Be YOU.Simply told and vibrantly illustrated, this little book of tips is sure to get kids thinking about the world around them.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
This whimsical little book starts by saying, "Begin each day by making funny faces in the mirror." The protagonist is a girl with orange hair accompanied by a dog and a cat. Other tips included in the book address celebrations, green causes, personal relationships, and having fun. A line of people of different ethnic origins and colors, along with a girl in a wheelchair, accompanies the words: "Talk to somebody new." The spread for "Eat your vegetables!" shows farm animals such as a rabbit eating a carrot and the primary little girl with a boy sitting at a picnic table with plates of vegetables. The boy sticks out his tongue in disgust. The text uses hand-lettered, child-like printing. The final message is "Be you." The illustrations look like children's drawings with eyes at the top of the head, a dot for the nose, and a line or dot for the mouth, depending on the expression. With a little help from parents, children will soon be able to read the simple text for themselves. This is a fun book for all ages. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2- This well-intentioned collection of aphorisms misses the mark if its intended audience is children. Some of the advice is in direct conflict with what they are usually told. "Talk to somebody new," as opposed to being cautious with strangers, and "Splash in puddles whenever possible," as opposed to not willfully splattering mud on oneself. Others are fairly obvious. There is also "Be a hero," which shows a child assisting a dawdling duckling across a pathway to catch up with its family-a surefire way to invite an attack by a protective mother duck. Other bits of advice are less than original ("Make music"; "Make wishes"), and some ("Be you") would be meaningless to the average child. Despite its naive cartoon illustrations, the book seems more like something an adult might purchase in a card store to give to another adult who is trying to connect with his or her "inner child." For an advice book that relates to a child's everyday experiences, stay with Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons (HarperCollins, 2006).-Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385370653
  • Publisher: RH Childrens Books
  • Publication date: 12/19/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

REBECCA DOUGHTY is the author and illustrator of You Are to Me, called "charming" by School Library Journal, and Lost and Found, as well as the illustrator of One of Those Days by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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