Thursday, December 27, 2012

Change the World Before Bedtime by Mark Kimball Moulton

Change the World Before Bedtime 
by Mark Kimball, Josh Chalmers, and Karen Good
NetGalley
Picture Book
August 2012

Book Jacket Summary
Written in simple, engaging rhyme, this story takes an inspirational look into how the little things in life a smile, a kind word, a simple deed can help change the world in a big way. Through 18 stunning illustrations, children will read about eating right, cleaning up the Earth by recycling and conserving, helping the sick and those less fortunate, and working in a group to make bigger miracles. Even an ordinary kid can be a superhero before bedtime! Grades Pre-K to 2.

My Thoughts
This cute book about making a difference in our world starts out like any other day except we are eating superfoods to boost our brains with fruits and whole grains. Children then pick up litter around their neighborhood and bring cheer to a sick neighbor. They also have a yard sale to benefit the local food bank and a lemonade stand to help kids overseas. This book shows all the little ways we can come together and help out our planet and our well being.
The illustrations are simple but effective. I do like the message and the way the illustrations look like very high quality children's art. I hope this book inspires many children to take part and make the world a better place. Even if it is just a smile at time. We all could use some cheer and happiness. Plus, making a garden and using compost will save money. It is also a useful skill for later on in life. I know I do not have a green thumb!

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1 comment:

  1. The art is cute but grabs attention immediately.Kids are drawn to look at the pictures and definitely will enjoy the artfully made illustrations. Children can learn the morale in the storybook just by looking at the art. So, kids still not at reading level can enjoy and understand the story too.

    Loved this storybook for my children!

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