Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kid Konnection: What Are You Thinking? by Valerie Ackley, illustrated by Lori Nawyn

What Are You Thinking? by Valerie Ackley, illustrated by Lori Nawyn
ThoughtsAlive Books
ISBN: 978-0981674919
Published August 2010
Hardcover, 32 pages
Ages: 7 and up

This book teaches children the power of their positive thoughts. It's a feel good book with such bright, colorful illustrations, both my kids and I loved flipping through its pages and noting the funky fonts and its great message. Every page was a treat for the eyes.

We loved sentences like:
Thought followed by action has made our world a better place.
You can choose how you want to feel.
You have a super mind!
Use your super mind to bring happiness into your life.

My son said this book made him feel happy, it made him feel good. I think this book is good to help build a child's self-esteem. It gave us an opportunity as we read it to discuss how thoughts can affect us, especially if we are having a bad day. It also helps a child to imagine what he or she can do in life, just as the great inventors did. And if we focus on a thought or idea, the possibilities will be more apparent to us on how to make it happen.

This is a beautiful book, both because of its message and its bold, and bright illustrations. It would make an ideal gift. Recommended!

Disclosure: Thanks to MediaGuests for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

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  1. Interesting! I would have never guessed this book was for self esteem from the title, but now that I know, it makes sense!

  2. The fact that the book made your son feel good says volumes to me.

  3. I think many kids are constantly battling self-esteem issues. I love that this book targets this theme.

  4. Thank you for your fantastic review. I love knowing that other mom's are experiencing the same benefits I did when I shared this book with my daughters! There is power behind our thoughts!


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