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Posted June 5, 2000
How refreshing it is to finally see some motivation and inspiration aimed in the direction of young children. While our adult world gets inundated with a barrage of self-help books, seminars, and infomercials, it's curious to wonder how much of this self-help would actually be required had some basic motivational principles been taught us in our formative years. 'Spriggles - Motivational Books for Children' does just that, in a most fun and unique 'lift-the-flap' fashion. Initially, we are welcomed into the Spriggles family by a darling group of animals who remind us that 'It's great to be you, Kangaroo.' From there we individually meet the entire Spriggles family, each with a simple story that any child can relate to. Each story is brief and to the point, and each accompanying rhyme offers a positive, uplifting message that a child will find himself repeating over and over. The lift-the flap concept works perfectly here, allowing the child's natural curiosity to be satisfied by a playful rhyme. And the illustrations, penned by the authors' father, are bright, bold, and colorful, with enough detail devoted to each animal to make them as educational as they are fun. This outstanding book is clearly both an interactive and educational tool. As well, the authors and publishers have created a Spriggles Fund, designating a portion of the proceeds towards avenues that will enhance the physical and emotional well-being of children everywhere. If that's not motivating to all of us, then what is?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 31, 2000
The concept of Spriggles is terrific -- from the easy read and fun illustrations, to the ease of use and the uplifting messages imparted. Watching the grandchildren anticipate the 'answers', use the flip-ups to find them, and actually learn from the inspiring thoughts motivated me as well. The book not only held their rapt attention, but they wanted to read it over and over -- memorizing the catchy inspirational slogans while learning abouts lots of animals at the same time. And now they're even trying to create their own Spriggles 'sayings'. The positive messages imparted are thoughts that I would like them to learn, so I truly look forward to the new Spriggles books which I'm sure will be as enchanting, educational and as effective as this one. I wholeheartedly recommend Spriggles for all children, and their parents, grandparents, and teachers as well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 11, 2000
Spriggles is a wonderful book and a great idea! My children (ages 3 and 7) both love it, laughing at the illustrations and begging me to lift the flap so we can say the clever motivational phrases together. It¿s become one of their favorite bedtime books. The cool part is now they¿ve taken to running around the house repeating the phrases, telling each other ¿Get up and go, rhino' and ¿Keep on trying, lion.¿ It¿s proof that teaching positive, encouraging, motivational ideas to your children can be fun¿and that it works! As a bonus, it¿s helped their vocabulary, teaching them new words and new animals. They love going to the encyclopedia to find out more about some of the animals that are in the book. I heartily recommend Spriggles to all parents. These days children need all the encouragement and motivation they can get and Spriggles is a great way to help supply it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.