What Can I Do Today? To Make This World A Happier Place

Summary:

Just the simple act of setting up a lemonade stand for charity can be the impetus for others doing something nice for someone else.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story expertly weaves a "house that jack built" type tale with a pay-it-forward theme.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Our preschooler liked following each event, seeing what the next person did for someone else.

Parent Reaction

This is a nice read, written simply so that even a four-year-old can absorb the idea of pay-it-forward. The notecard in the back is a very nice touch.

Type of Book:
This is a book that illustrates how a random act of kindness for one person can change many lives.
Educational Themes:

The story offers an easily replicated path to teach your children about simple (and random) acts of kindness.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 4-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is a great book for introducing younger children to the impact of random acts of kindness.

Title What Can I Do Today? to Make This World a Happier Place
Author Allison Stoutland
Publisher Inch by Inch Publications © 2005
Illustrators Cathy Hofner
ISBN 0967094135
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Philanthropy
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