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Will You Fill My Bucket? Daily Acts of Love Around the World

Will You Fill My Bucket? Daily Acts of Love Around the World

By Carol McCloud and Karen Wells
Illustrated by Penny Weber
For Parents and Ages Birth - 9
32-page picture book
Published: March 31, 2012
ISBN: 9781933916972 (PB), 9781933916989 (HC)
Paperback ($9.95), Hardcover ($17.95)

DESCRIPTION:

A simple question, Will You Fill My Bucket?, is fervently asked by children from twelve different countries. Sweet rhyming prose and vividly captivating illustrations delight the senses and express the deep joy and love we hope for all children. Will You Fill My Bucket? and the responses given will touch the heartstrings of people young and old around the world. Bucket filling, the essence of being loved and loving others, occurs in those little moments in a day when you stop and just listen, cuddle, play, or spend time with a childBuy Now.



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REVIEWS:

"The first thing I noticed about this lovely and engaging book for children is that it rhymes. I love a good rhyming book and so do my grandchildren. The other clear winning hook for me was the map of the world on the first page - as a seasoned home educator I am always seeking to gently expand my grandchildren's understanding of the world about them, and love their excited responses at the natural sense of adventure this brings. From there the book takes us back to the very personal world of the child, powerfully reminding us that the emotional needs of children everywhere are the same. The beautiful and joyful illustrations by Penny Weber gently reinforce the message that we humans are diverse in many ways but our buckets - which represent our need for unconditional love and emotional security - are all the same. Through the first half of the book authors Carol McCloud and Karen Wells show practical ways children ask for their buckets to be filled, and these are then reassuringly answered by their families, joy and happiness bouncing out of the colourful illustrations. The final message, that the act of filling others' buckets helps to fill our own buckets, is one that is explored in other books in the Bucket Filling series." - Beverley Paine, blogger on The Educating Parent


ADDITIONAL FORMATS AVAILABLE:

Will You Fill My Bucket?

3歳から読みきかせるしあわせのバケツ ― 英語でも読める
Japanese translation of Will You Fill My Bucket?
Available from "Amazon Japan"

WINNER OF SIXTEEN AWARDS:

2012 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, New York Book Festival
2012 - Gold Medal, Children's Picture Books, Inspirational/Motivational, Mom's Choice Awards
2012 - Best Children's Interest Book, NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards
2012 - Honorable Mention, Wild Card Books, Southern California Book Festival
2012 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, London Book Festival
2012 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, New England Book Festival
2013 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, The Great Southwest Book Festival
2013 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, The Great Northwest Book Festival
2013 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, The Great Southeast Book Festival
2013 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, Los Angeles Book Festival
2013 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, Paris Book Festival
2013 - Silver Medal, Children's Picture Books, Benjamin Franklin Awards
2013 - Honorable Mention, Children's Books, San Francisco Book Festival
2013 - First Place, Picture Books - 6 & Older, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards
2013 - Second Place, Cultural Diversity Books, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards
2013 - Winner, For the Family Books, Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Awards