A great new children’s book has been published that (especially in these post-election days) may need to be read by all the grownups in the world, too: Ripple’s Effect by Shawn Achor and Amy Blankson. This Mom’s Choice Award Winner is a fabulous story about Ripple the dolphin, who is struggling to deal with a gang of scary sharks.
Ripple is the new dolphin in a tank of sea creatures, all of whom have been bullied by Snark the Shark. Ripple was scared of Snark, too…until she realized that she could swallow her fear with a smile.
The smile, she learned, is mightier than the scowl.
The book is a great way to introduce the concept of bullying to a younger audience without having to get too serious or too scary. It’s brilliantly written, beautifully illustrated, and targeted at kids ages 4-8. Like I said, in this post-election era of needing to learn to get along, I think every member of Congress should read it, too.
Published by Little Pickle Press, Ripple’s Effect is an environmentally wise choice as well. All LPP books are written on recycled paper with soy ink and every title is available digitally as well. There are lesson plans available for teachers and homeschooling parents to accompany the book.
In addition to winning the Mom’s Choice Award, the co-author of Ripple’s Effect, Amy Blankson (mother of three) was named a Point of Light by both President Bush and President Clinton. (Bi-partisanship at its best).
Title: Ripple’s Effect
Written by Shawn Achor and Amy Blankson Illustrated by Cecilia Rebora
Hardcover $18.95 ISBN-10: 0-9829938-7-0 ISBN-13:978-0-9829938-7-3
Publication Date: November 1, 2012
For Children Ages 4-8
About the authors:
Shawn Achor spent over a decade at Harvard University studying the principles of happiness before penning the national bestseller, The Happiness Advantage. He is also the founder of Good Think. To teach his happiness principles to younger readers, he collaborated with his sister, Amy Blankson, to write Ripple’s Effect. Watch his wildly popular TED talk and PBS special.
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.
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. She also loves spending time with her two small children.
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