Saturday, March 16, 2013

Change the World Before Bedtime

Although I normally don't review the books I read with my kids, I am making an exception for this book to show my appreciation to NetGalley and Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. for the opportunity to read it.
I have two kids that fit in the recommended audience (Pre-K - 2nd grade), and my review will include opinions from each of them as well.

Change the World Before Bedtime by Mark Kimball Moulton, Josh Chalmers, and Karen Good

Summary: 
An educational children's book that shows that you are never too small to do something that makes the world a better place (some suggestions include kind words, recycling, and volunteering).

Megan's opinion (she is a 6 year old 1st grader):
  "This book was nice.  It was good because kids helped people.  My favorite part was when they sold lemonade and cookies."

Brian's opinion (he is a 7 year old 2nd grader):
   "This book was nice, a pretty good book.  My favorite part was when he was dreaming of things he could be."

My opinion:
This was a cute book.  I like the look of the book; there weren't many words per page, and the illustrations gave them things to look at without overstimulating or taking away from the story.  I like the message as well and thought it included practical suggestions on how kids can be good citizens.

Recommended for teachers looking for a quick read to tie in with lessons on Earth Day, citizenship, etc.  or for parents if they see it at the library.  I only recommend purchasing books if they will be read over and over, and that would not be the case for this book in our house; they liked it but didn't love it.

Quote from the Book:
"Start small and think big and you'll make dreams come true".

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