Friday, January 31, 2020

"Everyone's Contribution Counts' - a bookwrap










Unwrapping 





Everyone's Contributions Count

Authored by Bryan Smith
Illustrated by Lisa M. Griffin


* Ages:  4-7
* Grades:  1-2
* Series:  Without Limits
* Paperback:  32 pages
* Publisher:  Boys Town Press
* Pub. Date: March 17, 2020
* Language:  English



From the Inside Flap





  When Amelia gets to working on a project, she has lots of great ideas.
  So many great ideas, in fact, that she doesn't think she needs any help from anyone. She's more than happy to go ahead and do it on her own.
  When Amelia's antics result in cold shoulders and unfriendly stares from friends, she soon learns that solo acts on group projects may not be the way to go.
  Luckily, Amelia's teacher is there to teach her some simple ways to recognize and value the contributions of others. Will Amelia be able to undo the hurt she's caused, and realize the true benefits of working as a team? Find out in this fun story from award-winning author and school counselor Bryan Smith. This book is part of the Without Limits book series for children in grades K-5.





From the Back Cover



When Amelia gets to working on a project, she has lots of great ideas. So many great ideas, in fact that she doesn't think she needs any help from anyone. She's more than happy to go ahead and do it on her own. When Amelia's antics result in cold shoulders and unfriendly stares from friends, she soon learns that solo acts on group projects may not be the way to go. Luckily, Amelia's teacher is there to teach her some simple ways to recognize and value the contributions of others. Will Amelia be able to undo the hurt she's caused, and realize the true benefits of working as a team? Find out in the latest storybook in award-winning author and school counsellor Bryan Smith's very popular Without Limits series for children in grades K-5.



Unwrapping Some Wonderful Illustrations 




























The Book




Amelia is a smart, clever, independent thinker and very capable of solving problems.  She loves to get things done efficiently and on her own.  She is about to learn a very valuable life lesson.  Flyng solo can limit your own capabilities.  

Through different scenarios portrayed in the book Amelia learns to become a team player and to value and respect other people's thoughts, feelings and contributions.  Not only is it a necessary skill to have but it's also very enjoyable when you can work with others successfully and appreciate the skills and ideas that they have to offer.  

This is the latest book in the "Without Limits" book series.  This is book number 6.  The illustrations are wonderful and are full of emotion and activity.  The book has a great positive message that teaches kids at an early age to be accepting, inclusive and to be open to other people's points of view.  The title is spot on... "Everyone's Contribution Counts."  Sharing individual uniqueness is a truly wonderful thing.   It can result in lasting friendships and the realization that others have fresh and amazing things to offer to a conversation, a game or a project, just to name a few.  I love the whole vibe of the book and I highly recommend it. 



 Storywraps Rating - 5 +++ HUGS!!!!!










Meet the Author




Hello. My name is Bryan Smith. I was born and raised in Texas. I have been in elementary education for the past 18 years. The last 13 years have been spent as an elementary school counselor. During this time, I have seen many behaviors from children I wanted to see changed. Examples include changing yourself to fit in, children controlling their impulses, and bad sportsmanship. I decided to write books address these issues in a humorous way. I am so grateful to get to work with children every day. I have been married for 17 years and have two wonderful boys. I spend much of my time coaching their sports! I hope you enjoy my books and thank you for your support.





About the Illustrator







I’m Lisa, a professional illustrator, wife, and mom. I’m also a huge book nerd, pattern enthusiast, nature lover and aspiring “tropical traveler” (palm trees and sunshine are a magical combo). As an artist, I try to live curiously and enjoy discovering people who share a passion for illustration. 
It’s much more enjoyable to share this creative journey with others and hear their stories along 
the way. 
Lisa M. Griffin holds her BFA in Illustration and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She enjoys creating art that evokes a sense of wonder and hopes her playful illustrations bring a smile to many. Born and raised in New England, she currently resides in New Hampshire.









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