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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Chicken Soup: Be the Best You Can Be Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
I'm a Chicken Soup for the Soul blogger. They send me their books. I read them, review them, and share. One of the latest books I got from them is Be the Best You Can Be. This time though, the book isn't really for myself, but for my eight-year old son, as the subtitle is Inspiring True Stores about Goals & Values for Kids and Preteens. The book is the first of four books from Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Boniuk Foundation that explores the subject of tolerance, parenting, and making good choices. The other three titles basically just go up the age scale, with similar themes. In this book, I like how the stories present great roll models for the kids. For the other titles, we'll see them later this year and next.

The 101 stories of this book are broken down into twelve chapters:
  1. Making Your Best Effort
  2. Doing the Right Thing
  3. Accepting Differences
  4. Appreciating Your Family
  5. Handling Bullies
  6. Having Confidence in Yourself
  7. Being Generous
  8. Making True Friends
  9. Accepting Responsibility
  10. Being Kind
  11. Being Grateful
  12. Getting through Tough Times
The book is a great one for your child to read if they are having difficulties in school, where they can focus on the stories on that subject, like bullying. The stories represent fantastic conversation starters and in fact each chapter ends with a series of conversation starter questions. The stories help your child create a foundation towards modeling good behavior. They're at a very impressionable time right now and this book will help them steer themselves in the right direction.

I like. Curious to see how the partnership works out with the other titles. Apparently, they're still looking for stories for the college age child collection book.

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  1. The Chicken Soup books are always a great read, they're motivational, uplifting, and inspirational. Thank you for sharing this review