Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

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Ferne Press, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 31 pages
Through simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heartwarming book encourages positive behavior as children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation and love. Bucket filling and dipping are effective metaphors for understanding the effects of our actions and words on the well being of others and ourselves. Winner of 15 US children's book award, including the Best Children's Picture Book in the Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Award and Honorable Mention at the London Book Festival 2007.

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User Review  - Fjola - LibraryThing

The cover of this book has been staring at me all year from the shelf it's displayed on in my son's classroom, until I finally picked it up at the library. I was so ready to not like it and dismiss it ... Read full review

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This is a story that uses our emotions in a metaphor that we all carry around invisible buckets. With those invisible buckets if they are full we are happy and sad if the are empty. In this way we can be bucket fillers who cheer people up or bucket dippers who are bullies to others. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Carol McCloud is an early childhood specialist, popular speaker, and president of Bucket Fillers, Inc., an educational organization in Brighton, Michigan. She and her team of Bucket Filler educators have traveled across the United States giving school assemblies and staff development seminars. For information on presentations, books, and other bucketfilling products or to receive the free e-newsletter, BUCKET FILL-OSOPHY 101, visit www.bucketfillers101.com.

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