What If Everybody Said That?
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 ...more
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Availability: 20 copies available, 1562 people requesting
Giveaway dates: Jul 04 - Jul 31, 2018
Countries available: US
Artwork: 4 stars
Story: 4 stars
A cute book I think everyone should read to their kids. (Definitely will with my niece). Some kids and parents I see at work sometimes.. makes me think about how my parents would just give us a Look and we'd behave.
I don't want to say much and spoil it but would definitely recommend. :)
I loved the book WHAT IF EVERYBODY DID? I began my school year with that book last year. During the year I would occasionally hear a student say. "What if everybody did?" I would smile knowing the message of the book caught on. Now this one presents our words to others in that way. Both books have enough humor to get in the message and do it with a smile.
What really makes me scratch my head is that while I see this is trying to have some good message for kids, I honestly would have found this a pretty boring book when I was a kid into picture books. Granted, that wasn't a long period, but still.
I thought the book would focus more on how we should talk nicely to others. Instead I felt like it only focused on the mean things kids could say to each other. Only the last page shows the girls being nice and talking nicely to others. I am so glad I didn't read this with my kids. I will not be reading this to my kids.
Thinking before speaking is something the world could use a lot more of. Some kids learn to be intentionally mean, and most children naively blurt out things that can hurt feelings at some time. This charming and colorfully illustrated book teaches kids to apply filters in a playful series of real life situations. In an extended thought experiment, the author asks kids to put themselves in others' shoes and consider how people would feel if every ...more
I completely understand the lesson the author is trying to teach primary grade students. It is a valuable lesson. But the first page does not take into account the way her story could be interpreted by these young students.
She begins with a girl who is asked if others can play with her responds with,”No boys allowed.” To the question, “What if everybody said that?” Examples are given, “no freckles allowed,” “no climbing for girls,” and “no big kids.”
Younger children might no ...more
This was a cute, inviting book with an important message. Positive, supporting words/actions are more powerful than negative.
The reason I marked this book down a star because right up to the last page, it was a five star review is that I thought the author could have given more examples than just one of posit ...more
This book was incompatible with my Kindle. When I tried to read it on my phone’s kindle app, it was too small to read and would not allow me to enlarge it. When I turned my phone sideways, it enlarged the print, but cutoff a third of the page. I really tried to overcome the obstacles and managed to piece together the storyline. Great concept, but issues in the delivery, thus the one star rating.
Illustrations mainly featured negative facial expressions. Good desire to teach kind ...more
The book is like a spoonful of sugar - it makes the medicine to down easier for children as well as adults! The illustrations are great which lends to grasping the truth in picture form. I also think children can identify with being of having been on both sides of the coin. It is definitely worth a share for your own kiddos as well as others. Makes me think it is always good to have stories like this on my Kindle so I can share. Great for helping a frustrated Mom ...more
This is a very thought provoking book for all children and even adults need to read. I believe this will help combat bullying, envy and jealousy. It will get the individual thinking about what happened, should they have said that, how should they handle themselves differently.
I would recommend this book to be in all Elementary, Middle, High School libraries and all public libraries to for everyone to read. I would also recommend for the librarians to offer it as the book t ...more
This book is well written, well illustrated and should be in every classroom. As a former teacher of thirty years, I can see this being used during the first days of school and repeated on the first of the month. A book to be incorporated in the year’s curriculum. Thoughtfulness and kindness can not be stressed enough. I’m so glad I chose this as my monthly selection!
Less about showing equal treatment and more about putting a negative light on assertive behavior. The first example makes no sense since it’s about gender but someone with mobility access issues seems to be offended. The message is very confused and this book looks more like it’s fulfilling a contract obligation.
It’s free and that may be all some can afford but you would be better off with a library book.
I have a very negative child, and we resonated a lot with the words the character used, but I would like to see a revision where each negative comment was met not only with “what if everyone said that?” but with a positive alternative. What could they have said? Having only one example at the very end and no real “light bulb” moment for the character, left us feeling very anti-climactic.
Cute illustrations and relatable theme!
This book is funny and sweet, as well as thought-provoking and poignant. It covers quite a lot in just a few pages, and the illustrations carry the message further. A good reminder about sharing, and bullying, participation and effort, apathy and inclusion. Highly recommended.
It changes the argument of would you follow this person of they jumped. It makes kids see their choices could lead to be with no friends. More so it shows the lasting effect of being selfish which kids are mostly by nature. Thereby it helps to include other perceptions and wants
I enjoyed this young reader book. There are many lessons taught here. Be kind, patient and perhaps most important of all; think before you speak.
The pictures are great and make the book better. You have to look carefully to see what is happening.
This is a great book to be read aloud or for new readers to read by themselves.
This is the kind of book we need in today's society. People are so quick to pass judgment on each other and they don't keep it to themselves. Let's spread the message of love and acceptance to all and teach our children, especially to do so. This book has cute illustrations and a simple but profound message!
This book is cute and teaches an important lesson. The illustrations are adorable! It's not too wordy and the language is clear and focused. It's definitely appropriate for the listed age level. I read it to my kids at home and they enjoyed it. I look forward to being able to read it to the kids at work!
I haven't read this to my grandsons yet but I will. Humorous while getting the !lesson across that what you say matters. This is better for kids who are a little older, say 5, who will understand the lesson. I plan to get the other books in the What If series.
My kids are teenagers but I love children’s books. This is a cute book With an important message. Words have power and people of all ages need to keep this in mind. I will show this to my older kids as a good reminder to be nice!!