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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. :-)
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:
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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*
- 11/5 – Righteous Bacon
- 11/6 – Red White & Grew
- 11/7 – Blood-Red Pencil
- 11/8 – Magic Dog Press
- 11/9 – Michelle Pannell
- 11/12 – Leslea Tash
- Nancy Williams
- 11/13 – Moms Get Real
- 11/14 – Putting Pen to Paper
- 11/15 – Be Positive Mom
- 11/16 - Dainty Mom