What if everybody chose to be kind?
If you tell someone that they can’t play with you, there’s no harm done, right? But what if everybody said that? What if everybody forgot to be kind…and made fun of other kids’ artwork at school, or told a fib, or refused to share with a person in need? The world wouldn’t be a very nice place to live. But what if everybody thought before they spoke, so the world would be a kinder place?
With clear prose and lighthearted artwork, this companion book to the bestseller What If Everybody Did That? explores the power of words and shows kids that the things we say matter.
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Ellen Javernick is the author of more than twenty books for children, including the Children’s Choice Book Award finalist The Birthday Pet, illustrated by Kevin O’Malley, and the bestselling picture book What If Everybody Did That?, illustrated by Colleen Madden. She has been an elementary school teacher for more than twenty years and currently teaches second grade. She lives in Loveland, Colorado.
Colleen Madden is the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including the picture book adaptation of All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey and the bestselling picture book What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two sons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The text is simple and easily understood. The images are bright and full of fun detail, drawn straight from real life. And the lesson is wise. What if everyone thought of themselves first, insulted others in the name of honesty, refused to continue with things that got tough…? (Hmm, kind of like real life?) Each page involves a different person asking “What if everyone said that?” and an image, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant or how that would look, until the final question… and the answer. What if everyone was kind? What if everyone thought about someone else’s feelings? What if we could make friends? I love the blend of humor and serious message in this book. I love how easily any child will relate to the situations. And I love the book. Disclosure: It was on a deal and I got it.