This award-winning book uses the letters of the alphabet to help young and old see the many, simple ways that they can fill buckets and fill their own buckets in return. When you help children become bucket fillers, you give them the key to happiness... for it is in friendship, love, and good will to others that we are truly happy. Bucket filling is easy, as easy as can be. You can fill a bucket all the way from A to Z. Yes, bucket filling is the moment by moment choice to be kind and caring. Teaching and encouraging children to be bucket fillers is one of the greatest gifts you can give to them. Winner of 31 awards and 3 additional honors. For more information on bucket filling or free downloadables and resources, please visit bucketfillers101.com. Publications by Bucket Fillers:•Have You Filled a Bucket Today?•Fill a Bucket•Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness•My Bucketfilling Journal•Will You Fill My Bucket?•Bucket Filling from A to Z•Bucket Filling from A to Z Poster Set•My Very Own Bucket Filling from A to Z Coloring Book•BABY'S BUCKET Book•Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family•Buckets, Dippers, and Lids
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|Age Range:||4 - 8 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). Caryn Butzke is the business manager for Bucket Fillers, Inc. Caryn is a graduate of Cleary University and has worked a combined twenty years in business management, computer information systems, and web design. It's her genuine love for children and her son, Drew, that inspire her work. 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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Bucket Filling from A to Z: The Key to Being Happy based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Reviewed by Darin Godby for Readers' Favorite Authors Carol McCloud and Caryn Butzke do a beautiful job of weaving a story of how an individual can be happy using the letters A to Z as bucket fillers. They carefully explain at the beginning of the book that people fill others’ buckets every day in various ways. Soon they take the reader along this alphabetical journey, exploring how each letter can display a word that will enable the reader to learn about how that particular letter/word can help the reader to become a better bucket filler. Taking a young reader through the alphabet, letter by letter, and examining what that letter could represent is fun and creative. This is a joyful way to expose a child to new words and positive ways of making one choose happiness over being sad and rejected. Illustrator Glenn Zimmer does a wonderful job of creating each boy and girl and their fine facial expressions during the good and maybe not so good moments found within the story. The book is very colorful and engaging, not only in the story, but in the illustrations as well. This is certainly a well-written and illustrated book, which should be in libraries and homes everywhere. This book gives a strong reinforcement for young readers to find the positive in life to keep their buckets filled, as well as to share with others so their buckets can be filled with joy. The authors challenge the reader to become a bucket filler and find happiness to share with others on a daily basis.
This is the ABCs of kindness. Each letter is dedicated to a different way you can fill a bucket and be happy. G is for give, R is for respect, and so on. I really liked the things the authors came up with to fill the alphabet. It works well with the theme and teaches kids good qualities and positive traits. It's a wonderful companion book to the other bucket books.
Bucket Filling from A to Zis 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.