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"In BABY'S BUCKET Book, Carol McCloud has written a charming little rhyming story that speaks in the language of young preschoolers, . . . The story and the illustrations are full of light, love and just pure happiness." —Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Readers' Favorite Book Reviews

This engaging, rhyming board book for infants and toddlers provides parents with a delightful way to begin teaching their babies that they each have their very own invisible bucket. Through the sweet, colorful illustrations, mommies, daddies, and babies experience what brain researchers already know: Simple, caring interactions shape a baby's brain and fulfill a baby's essential needs for security, love, belonging, independence, and fun. They also fill a baby's bucket. This 16-page board book is easily held by baby's hands and is perfect for cuddle time with siblings, parents, grandparents and caregivers.

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  • Bucket Filling from A to Z Poster Set
  • My Very Own Bucket Filling from A to Z Coloring Book
  • Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996099929
Publisher: Bucket Fillers
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Pages: 16
Sales rank: 244,011
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 6 Months to 2 Years

About the Author

Carol McCloud, the Bucket Lady, is an early childhood specialist, award-winning author, and popular speaker. Her first book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, was published in 2006. As president of Bucket Fillers, Inc., in Brighton, MI, she leads a small team of educators that travel around the world with one goal in mind: to help create happier lives. Carol is a graduate of Oakland University School of Education (Rochester, MI), a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer, and long-time member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Glenn Zimmer is a seasoned art director and editorial illustrator. After having worked for more than thirty years in publishing, he began illustrating children’s books in 2010. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia and currently serves on the faculty of Moore College of Art and Design in Pennsylvania.

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Baby's Bucket Book 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite Many of us have discussed that so-called bucket list - the list of things we want to do in life. How many of us have considered what is really inside that bucket? What about a bucket full of light and love? After all, that's all everyone needs. The bucket is not always full; sometimes little troubles interfere with the light and love of an individual. Babies, children, indeed even adults, respond positively and effectively to light and love. Babies learn through the love and positive attention given them by their parents and other loving people in their lives. When Mom kisses baby, or Dad plays with baby, all is well and baby's bucket is full of light and love. When Mom smiles at baby, baby smiles back and "Baby's bucket is filling more. See what smiles can do?" In other words, baby is happy. A little fall, an injury can knock over the bucket and some of the light and love will disappear, but with Mom and Dad's loving attention, the bucket fills up again with light and love and the baby is happy once more.  In Baby's Bucket Book, Carol McCloud has written a charming little rhyming story that speaks in the language of young preschoolers, sharing with them the mystery and joy of light and love. The illustrations, done by Glenn Zimmer, are bright and cheery and complement the rhyming text. This is a happy little story with colorful illustrations - ideal for preschoolers and those young children anxious and excited to learn how to read. The story and the illustrations are full of light, love and just pure happiness. A delightful little picture book.
book4children More than 1 year ago
Your child is never too young to start learning the importance of being kind to others and the benefits that come from it. This rhyming board book starts children on the concept of bucket filling and helps them understand that as they love and laugh, everyone's bucket gets filled. The illustrations are bright and colorful and there are just a few words on each page, so babies will remain interested all the way through. It's a great start for baby's library!