Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ripple’s Effect and YOU Can Win a Copy!! YEAH, YEAH! :-)

This awesome picture book was written by Shawn Achor and Amy Blankson. It was illustrated by Cecelia Rebora. A huge round of applause for the publisher, Little Pickle Press. I was extremely excited to do a review for this charming book. For one thing, I read picture books. For another, I write them. I positively jumped at the chance to be in the blog tour for this special little book. 

Leave a comment for your chance to win a copy. Tweet or FB this post, let me know in the comments and you'll get five extra entries each. Good luck my peeps, good luck! (I'll ask my old pal, random.org to pick a winner on Friday, November the 16th.)



Synopsis:

It takes big actions to make big changes. Or does it? In Ripple’s Effect, residents of an aquarium learn that sometimes a smile is all it takes to make a world of difference. Awash with charming illustrations, this delightful tale will show children that happiness is a choice they get to make for themselves.

Doesn't that sound wonderful? Here's the link to buy this most coveted Christmas present. We need Ripple's Effect under our tree. :-)

*hint* *hint* 

Dealing with bullies is a real problem no matter what our age in life. In this sweet story, Ripple (who is a dolphin), works to show Snark the shark that mean is out and happiness is in. She actually makes pals with Snark and his bully friends. And she shows Snark that it's fun to giggle. Who knew that could work? ;-) 

This lovely story story made me realize how much we have to teach our kids about this subject. By providing books like this one it makes our jobs that much easier. Happiness is not out of reach. We must make sure that our kids know this. With characters like Ripple, our children can learn about life situations in a very safe way. The words are colorful and vivid. They'll love the magnificent illustrations that jump off the page. They're so real you feel like you could actually touch the aquarium critters. (Snark is so laugh out loud adorable.) This fun and super creative story is well worth the money. It's one of those 'read over and over' books which make us giggle and giggle long after we've closed the cover. (And makes a writer wish she'd written it.) :-)

And so, I ask you the age old question, my friends. Can you make a shark smile today? :-)

And also, for the month of November you can save 30% on your entire order when you purchase Ripple’s Effect. Just use code LPPRipple12 at check-out. How cool is that??

Co-author Shawn Achor:  

Shawn Achor spent over a decade at Harvard University studying the principles of happiness and then penned the national bestseller, The Happiness Advantage. He is also the founder of Good Think Inc. To teach his happiness principles to younger readers, he collaborated with his sister, Amy Blankson, to write Ripple’s Effect.


Co-author Amy Blankson:

Amy Blankson is a positive leadership consultant and among her many achievements, has been named a Point of Light by Presidents Bush and Clinton. As a mother of three, she hopes Ripple’s Effect will inspire young people to make a positive difference in their world.




Illustrator Cecilia Rebora:

Cecilia Rebora belongs to a creative family of artists and lives in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has published more than thirty children’s books worldwide. When not illustrating, she enjoys sipping a hot cappuccino and taking in the sun on a chilly morning, and loves spending time with her two small children.

 Here's the linkage peeps:


Shawn Achor’s website GoodThinkInc:

Little Pickle Press Website:

Little Pickle Press Blog:

Little Pickle Press on Facebook:

Little Pickle Press on Twitter:

Ripple’s Effect Picture Book:Buy it here, my peeps!

Ripple’s Effect Free Lesson Plan Link:

Here are the other blog tour stops from beginning to end so you can visit their posts. (I aim to please) *wink*



 
 Disclosure: I received this picture book from Little Pickle Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.(And darn good ones too.) *wink*







43 comments:

  1. Ripple's Effect sounds super cool. I would love to read it as I have just written 3 Picture Books and would like to know whether I am doing it justice.

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  2. Your lovely, upbeat review is perfect for this lovely, upbeat book. Can any of us make a shark smile today? I don't know, but it will be fun trying!
    And giving away a copy of the book is a great way to start trying, right?

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  3. We all have sharks in our lives and disarming them with a smile is a really good path to take. It also doesn't hurt that the smile will make you feel better all around. A wonderful story that is beautifully illustrated.

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  4. Just like yawning is infectious, so is smiling. And, you're right!Christmas is just around the corner *wink wink, nudge nudge* and this book would make any child and their parents happy.

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  5. Robyn, thank you so much for your wonderful book review, as well as your book giveaway. As authors, it was definitely our hope that this book would be shared often and well so that we could create a ripple effect of change in families, schools, and communities. Thank you so much for starting a ripple!

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  6. "Mean is out and happiness is in." Love it! Thank you for this fabulous review of Ripple!

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  7. Robyn, you don't just make sharks smile, you make the WORLD smile! I'm off to share your contest and blog. :)

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  8. Sweet sounding book! There are a variety of children I know (2yrs up to 9 yrs)that might well enjoy a copy!

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  9. Robyn, do you have a Twitter I can link up with? Please share! ;)

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  10. This inspirational review proves that this charming tale can teach us all something, not just our kids. Why not try to be more like a Ripple? Especially since we all know a Snark or two!

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  11. Wow, sounds like a winner! So glad you brought this book to our attention. I need to check this one out. :D

    Sending big hugs your way,
    Karen

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  12. Ripple Effect sounds like a great book for young kids. And it's probably a lot of fun to read!

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  13. Robyn, your enthusiasm has fueled my afternoon! Thanks for that. You really got this book. It is a perfect conversation starter for parents and educators to have meaningful discussions with their children and students, respectively. I'll be spreading the word about your giveaway.

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  14. Such a cute book! It definetely sounds like one my nieces would enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Thanks for the review and the chance to win such an important book. Sounds like a great holiday gift for kiddos that already have too much "stuff."

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  16. Thanks for the review and the chance to win such an important book. Sounds like a great holiday gift for kiddos that already have too much "stuff."

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  17. donnamitchell.arealbreakthrough.comNovember 14, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Excellent review for a wonderful little book. I love Shawn Achor and this is a must-have book for all the little ones in our lives.

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  18. From Little Pickle Press! I know those people.
    (Don't enter me to win though - no kids!)

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  19. Thank you so much for this resource! I will be beginning my career as an elementary teacher this coming fall. Unfortunately, many teacher neglect the social-emotional needs of their students. I am student teaching at a school where bullying is all to common, but this book is a great catalyst for change! I would love a few copies for my future classroom if you can spare them! I even retweeted :)

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  20. Tweet and Facebook-worthy even without the giveaway; this is a great review! I don't know many sharks have smiled today, but I know I did. :)

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  21. Dear Unknown Teacher - you will love the free lesson plans for the LPP books too!

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  22. I believe I saw a TED talk with the author. Very funny talk and a wonderful message.

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  23. I think this is possible. I've seen real life sharks smile. This sounds like a great book with a wonderful message for all.

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  24. Well this looks like an awesome version of Shawn's message for kids! I'm a huge fan of his story telling so I'm looking forward to how he transcribes that into a picture book!!

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  25. Hi Robin .. what a great little book - I love the sound of it - and as you say a great purchase for under the tree, or in a stocking ...

    Creative collaborators too ... thanks for letting us know about Ripple's Effect .. cheers Hilary

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  26. My son always makes me giggle when he talks about sharks with bitey teeth :-D

    Sharing on FB and Twitter.

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  27. I totally agree with the idea that sometimes a smile is all it takes to make things better!

    I hope you and everyone in your family are feeling better, Robyn! Hugs!

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  28. Thanks for posting this excellent review for this book.

    Sounds like a great gift!

    Nas

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  29. This book sounds terrific, Robyn! Thanks for telling us about it!

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  30. It sounds like a great teaching tool! I love books that subtly show a lesson.

    I'll tweet your post and put it on my FB page. :)

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  31. Oh, this book sounds adorable. And you can never have too many anti-bullying books!

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  32. Thank you for bringing this book to my attention. I've tagged it as a must buy for my grandchildren!

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