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

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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