I was asked to join the blog tour for a new children’s book titled Ripple’s Effect and was beyond thrilled to contribute my thoughts along with the group of amazing people promoting this story.
Ripple’s Positive Story
Ripple’s Effect is a children’s story about a dolphin who enters a new tank only to meet a mean gang of bully sharks led by Snark, the meanest one of all. Pretty scary and a real scenario in today’s world.
Ripple is taken back by the tough new surroundings and retreats into fear. She is reminded by her trainer friend how happiness is a better choice than one of fear. Ripple also remembers how much fun it was to play and laugh with others before she went to the new tank.
Ripple faces her fear and the bully Snark with a smile which changes everything for the tank full of scared fish.
This sweet story teaches children how to deal with the Snarks in this world. Kindness and a simple smile can go a long way. In the end, the tank was filled with much more happiness and friendship. Ripple also changed Snark’s life by showing that she cared.
As adults we know how scary, intimidating and mean the world can be. As I read Ripple’s Effect to my children, I could see how much they loved the story and whimsical illustrations. I also know my five year old understood the power of a smile in this story and the impact Ripple made with her kindness as we read the story together. When I asked him how Ripple changed things in the tank, he said, “She did it with a smile.”
Teaching through Ripple’s story will have a lasting impression on my children, much more than merely telling my children how to act. I know we will read it again.
Would you like to know more about the Authors?
Shawn Achor spent over a decade at Harvard University studying the principles of happiness before penning the national bestseller, The Happiness Advantage. He is also the founder of Good Think. To teach his happiness principles to younger readers, he collaborated with his sister, Amy Blankson, to write Ripple’s Effect.
Amy Blankson is a positive leadership consultant and among her many achievements, has been named a Point of Light by Presidents Bush and Clinton. As a mother of three, she hopes Ripple’s Effect will inspire young people to make a positive difference in their world.
Cecilia Rebora belongs to a creative family of artists and lives in Guadalajara, Mexico. She has published more than thirty children’s books worldwide. When not illustrating, she enjoys sipping a hot cappuccino and taking in the sun on a chilly morning. She also loves spending time with her two small children.
Little Pickle Press is much more than just another publishing company.
Environmentally friendly? Yes, at the end of the book, you can read how Little Pickle Press is reducing their carbon footprint when it comes to book production and about their designation as a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Pretty cool.
** I received a copy of Ripple’s Effect for this review. No compensation was exchanged for this review or will be for any copies purchased as a result of this review. The opinions shared in this post are of the blog owner and include honest thoughts/opinions about the book, authors and publisher.