Change The World For Ten Bucks Paperback – .rar, Jul 14 2009
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We Are What We Do is a movement started in the UK and permeating quickly around the world. Based on Mahatma Gandhi's "Be the change you want to see in the world," their intent is to show that a simple shift in attitudes and day-to-day behavior can change the world.
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When I received the (2007) Winter Issue of Canadian Teacher Magazine - which featured a book that I co-wrote with my husband, Trash Talk, and this book, Change the World - I was so excited to send a request for a review copy of this book. The back cover text contains a similar message to what we used for in the first paragraph of Trash Talk?s back cover text and this called me like a magnet. The more information like this that we can provide individuals will certainly reverse negative feelings about our lives and the impact we have on the environment.
Unfortunately, I was less impressed when I actually received Change the World and began the review process and actually wondered if the reviewers on the back cover were paid for their services.
For one thing, I just could not figure out the age group or the audience the authors are aiming to reach. The promotions for the book claim it is a book for everyone, yet the pages are designed for an audience of young children; the illustrations are certainly appropriate for children no older than perhaps 5 years. Large cartoon-like drawings and occasional images and text flow over both full-color pages, so that the book can be held up to a group while reading. Some of the ideas are simple and appropriate for young readers - such as 'smile' or 'make someone laugh'.Read more ›
Children are natural world improvers. They like to help. But they often don't know what they can do. The idea of listing and illustrating a series of actions that youngsters can take to improve the world is a commendable idea.
This book doesn't, however, carry off the concept well enough. Some of the content isn't child safe (such as the encouragement for people of the opposite sex to bathe with one another as illustrated with the suggestion). A lot of the content is standard conservation that doesn't exactly need a two page spread. And in the spirit of conversation, you can use a lot fewer resources by providing this material as Web content rather than as a book.
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