Enthusiasm Featured Book

Feb 24, 2020 | Curriculum Connection | 1 comment

Ripple’s Effect   by Shawn Achor and Amy Blankson, illustrated by CeciliaRebora

From Goodreads: “It takes big actions to make big changes. Or does it? In Ripple’s Effect, residents of an aquarium learn that sometimes a smile is all it takes to make a world of difference. Awash with charming illustrations, this delightful tale will show children that happiness is a choice they get to make for themselves.”

After reading the story to the class, process it with these or similar questions:

  • Did you like the story of Ripple?
  • Do you think Ripple could have been happy in a pool where he couldn’t express his happiness and be enthusiastic?
  • Do you think Snark was happy being sad all the time?
  • What is a ripple? Do you think enthusiasm can ripple like that?
  • The next time you meet a sad person, do you think you remember Ripple and share your enthusiasm?

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