Ripple's Effect

Ripple's Effect

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The new dolphin at the aquarium, Ripple, is surprised that no one will play with her. No one plays or has any fun at all, because of Snark and his shiver of sharks. At first, Ripple is intimidated by their bullying, but her trainer reminds her that happiness is a choice, and that we can each make the world a better place because of who we choose to be. Choosing to have fun, Ripple challenges Snark to a staring competition--if she can make Snark smile, Ripple wins and everyone gets to play. If not, Snark's no-fun rules will rule. Will Ripple's smile be enough to save the day? What effect does YOUR smile have? The author of the national bestseller, The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor spent over a decade at Harvard University studying happiness. While he's been widely published, his research findings have never before been shared with children. Inspired to do just that, Shawn partnered with his sister, Amy Blankson, to get this valuable information into children's minds early, so the next generation can understand--and harness--the power of positive psychology.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 254 x 267 x 9.65mm | 567g
  • CA, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0982993870
  • 9780982993873
  • 225,147

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Ripple's Effect teaches kids that it's never too soon to learn about the power of a smile, and that facing fear with friendliness could turn a bully into a buddy. --Cristina Kessler, author of The Best Beekeeper of Lalibela Ripple's Effect proves sometimes a simple smile can spark a shark to play nice. --Coleen Paratore, author of BIG The Suffolk News-Herald: Happiness has ripple effect: Blankson and Achor both know a lot about happiness. Blankson has been a consultant for more than 15 years, teaching businesses, foundations, and nonprofit organizations about how to create positive and productive leaders. Achor, author of bestseller The Happiness Advantage, spent more than a decade researching happiness and teaching positive psychology at Harvard University. " PBS Parents: Raising a Positive Child in a Negative World: Teaching young children to use the power of positive thinking shows them that they have more control over their environment than they realize. It is this vision that prompted Shawn and I to co-author a book for children entitled Ripple s Effect. Based on the principles of positive psychology, we crafted the story of a dolphin named Ripple who stands up to a bully shark named Snark. " Ripple s Effect teaches kids that it s never too soon to learnabout the power of a smile, and that facing fear withfriendliness could turn a bully into a buddy. Cristina Kessler, author ofThe Best Beekeeper of Lalibela" Ripple s Effect is a sweet and inventive take on thwartinga bully. Ripple s good nature and quick wits make this a fun andhelpful read for anyone who s had to deal with a Snark . Nancy Coffelt, author/illustrator ofAunt Ant Leaves Through the Leaves" Ripple's Effect is a sweet and inventive take on thwarting a bully. Ripple's good nature and quick wits make this a fun and helpful read for anyone who's had to deal with a "Snark." --Nancy Coffelt, author/illustrator of Aunt Ant Leaves Through the Leaves Ripple's Effect proves sometimes a simplesmile can spark a shark to play nice.--Coleen Paratore, author of BIG
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About Shawn Achor

Author Bios:

Shawn Achor spent over a decade at Harvard University studying the principles of happiness before penning the international 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.

Illustrator Bio:

Cecilia Rebora belongs to a creative family of painters. She was raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she still lives. Shortly after beginning her studies in the arts, Cecilia discovered that what she enjoyed most in life was telling stories with pictures. She studied for three years at the Josep Sierra | Abella School of Fine Arts in Barcelona, and it was there that she truly fell in love with the profession. She has since published around thirty children's books worldwide.
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