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Monday, July 30, 2018

What If Everybody Said That? Blog Tour




What If Everybody Said That? 
By Ellen Javernick 
Pictures by Colleen Madden 
August 1, 2018 
Two Lions 
Source: from pub for review 

What if everybody chose to be kind? 

If you tell someone that they can’t play with you, there’s no harm done, right? But what if everybody said that? What if everybody forgot to be kind…and made fun of other kids’ artwork at school, or told a fib, or refused to share with a person in need? The world wouldn’t be a very nice place to live. But what if everybody thought before they spoke, so the world would be a kinder place? 

With clear prose and lighthearted artwork, this companion book to the bestseller What If Everybody Did That? explores the power of words and shows kids that the things we say matter.  




Ellen Javernick's What If Everybody Said That? is a timely and colorful picture book with a meaningful message about kindness. Through simple, yet thought provoking text and relatable scenarios, this picture book explores topics such as selfishness, bullying, and thoughtless behavior in age appropriate ways that don't simply tell little readers that these things are bad, but encourages readers to think about why these things are bad and how they can respond to, react to, and change these rude behaviors. Madden's engaging and lively illustrations are just as important as the text and really capture the book's message.  

With its heartfelt message and amusing pictures, What If Everybody Said That? is a great tool to introduce little readers to the concepts and importance of kindnessinclusivity, the power of words, and taking responsibility for one's actions and speech. 





Ellen Javernick is the author of more than twenty books for children, including the Children’s Choice Book Award finalist The Birthday Pet, illustrated by Kevin O’Malley, and the bestselling picture book What If Everybody Did That?, illustrated by Colleen Madden. She has been an elementary school teacher for more than twenty years and currently teaches second grade. She lives in Loveland, Colorado. 
  
Colleen Madden is the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including the picture book adaptation of All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey and the bestselling picture book What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two sons. To see more of her work, visit: http://www.mbartists.com/cgi-bin/iowa/artists.html?artist=77 


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6 comments:

Danielle H. said...

I love the important message behind this book and the illustrations are bright and fun.

Lynnette said...

Our school is focusing on social-emotional learning this year. This book (and the previous one) will be welcome additions to my collection of resources for the staff.

Jana Leah B said...

This book would be great for the classroom.

Robyn L said...

This would be such a wonderful book to read to my grandchildren. Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway!!

LeAnn Harbert said...

My granddaughters would enjoy this book.

lkw1974 said...

Thank you for the chance