Tue Dec 16 00:00:00 MST 2008peapaud Rating:5.0
This is a great educational tool. The book allows for a daily change, with flexibility to practice your creativity.
Fri May 25 00:00:00 MDT 2007dsflowers Rating:5.0
Excellent way to spend time with your kids reading and exploring this very interesting book! Filled with artistic and creative artwork. Educational for kids and adults.
Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 2014rannbarber Rating:5.0
I'm a child development major who owned & operated a small day care. I also raised 4 kids & I have 3 grandchildren. I purchased this for my daughter so that she could provide a stimulating & creative environment for my 2 yr old granddaughter. The activities are wonderful. You do not need to spend hundreds of dollars to educate your children. Get this book & have fun using everyday items in your home to create wonderful projects to enjoy with your small person. They & you will create wonderful memories & you will be enhancing their growth & development in ways that you can't with store bought toys!
Mon May 26 00:00:00 MDT 2008jonkun Rating:5.0
This is an incredibly insightful book. I am amazed by what I've learned by reading it. I spent the last decade trying to create a career in creative work (design, photography, etc.) and I've struggled the whole time. After buying this a couple months ago, along with doing the DiSC Classic Personality Profile, I learned enough about myself to realize that I was in the wrong career. The change is incredible. I'm now in business management with a 6 figure income, substantial stock options, and I've negotiated a performance-based commission with potentially 7 figure payoff. I'm not exaggerating when I say that this book's insight made the difference. Instead of banging my head against the wall trying to make myself better at things I don't do well, I'm leveraging my strengths to improve my organization, while recognizing the strengths of others to help them do the same. I stepped into this company in a part-time grunt position and I'm now a V.P. after only 3 months. The book didn't provide me any skills, it just helped me recognize which really are my strongest skills so I can use them to my advantage. My wife and home life are happier, too. Removing the stress of not having enough money, along with having fulfilling work to do at work makes me less inclined to take on huge projects at home just so I have some challenge in my life. Now we enjoy our time together and everyone has benefitted. That I've accomplished this for less than the cost of a postgraduate education is remarkable. That I learned this for less than $20 shipped is AMAZING. We're buying copies of this book for every employee. What do you think that will do for my performance-based commission? :)
Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 MST 2007Rating:1.0
THE DESCRIPTION ON THE WEBSITE DESCRIBED IT AS THE 'BIG BOOK EDITION'. THIS USUALLY MEANS THE OVERSIZED PAPERBACK, CAN PUT ON AN EASEL, READ TO A CLASS BIG BOOK AS ALL OF THE BIG BOOKS ARE. THIS BOOK WAS NOT THE BIG BOOK, BUT REGULAR PAPERBACK IN STANDARD PICTURE BOOK SIZE. AS FAR AS THE BOOK ITSELF, IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. GREAT FOR CREATIVE THINKING AND CHILDREN JUST LOVE IT.
Sat Mar 30 00:00:00 MDT 2013pos13 Rating:5.0
This book is great book for young minds to get started writing creatively! Would like to buy for each grade level.
Thu Dec 17 00:00:00 MST 2009funinutah Rating:5.0
This book is fantastic! It not only was selected by The New York Times as one of the top 10 illustrated books for 2009 but captures the imagination of the kid in all of us. The pop-up art and creativity of this book is unparalled! EVERYONE should own this book, buy it for their friends and family.
Sun Jan 12 00:00:00 MST 2014healinghere Rating:1.0
Would you have your daughter learn proper dating etiquette from Ted Bundy? (Reading or buying or supporting this book is the equivalent, taking advise from a INTENSE, horrific, court-mandated abuser of children and their protective parent, putting them back in the hands of their abusing parent.) If your child has swollen lymph nodes, does he have tonsillitis, or is it AIDS? According to many custody evaluators and psychologists, your child has AIDS, not just tonsillitis or a sinus infection. Psychology is NOT a SCIENCE, and is therefore not finding of fact or anything to do with due process rights of law, but nonetheless, family courts over and over rely on social scientists and 'experts (who have an incredible, wealthy cottage industry making money ofF the perpetuation of emotional, physical and even sexual abuse of children in custody battles). America has gone from father's not having adequate access to their own children after divorce (1970s), to to Sodom and Gomorrah family custody battles. Research shows sane loving parents avoid custody battles, put their children's needs first. But tons of research also shows that most couples caught up in custody battles are there because of an abusive spouse, and research also shows that these parents 'pushing' the expensive protracted fights (financially, emotionally, mentally, physcially, even vocationally costly) over children are controlling abusers (emotional, physical, sexual, a combination thereof) and that these abusers make emotionally neglectful and emotionally abusive parents in the best cases, and the MAJORITY (studies range from some 60-80 percent) are PHYSICALLY abusive of their own children, most of the perpetrators being FATHERS. Now, here is where it gets 'interesting with Warshak. I'll quote lines from HIS OWN bio at [...] The author admits multiple times in his own bio that Dr. Richard Gardner highly influenced his psychological views early on, that influence gets even stronger, that he attends workshops by Dr. Gardner and that in the end he seems to consider him (never mentions another psychologist with such strong terms) a colleague. Dr. Richard Gardner was a staunch supporter of PEDOPHILIA, and started the whole parental alienation crap because he wanted to 'defend' fathers who had sexually assaulted their own children again the true claims of the protective mother/parent. Here are some direct quotes from Garnder in his own publications. (One should also note that Gardner always self-published; even psychologist, who don't use the scientific method, wouldn't even publish his 'work' of lies, propoganda for a deviant abusive lifestyle.) Here is Gardner (Warshak's, the author of this book, MENTOR): “The child should be able to pity the father for the curse (in our society) of having pedophilic tendencies. In other times and other places, he would be considered normal.” --RICHARD A. GARDNER, TRUE AND FALSE ALLEGATIONS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE 592 (1992). Older children may be helped to appreciate that sexual encounters between an adult and a child are not universally considered to be reprehensible acts. The child might be told about other societies in which such behavior was and is considered normal. The child might be helped to appreciate the wisdom of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, who said, “Nothing’s either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” --Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics.(p. 59) --Gardner, R.A. (1992). True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse . Cresskill, NJ: Creative Therapeutics.(p. 537) The child should be told that there is no such thing as a perfect parent. “The sexual exploitation has to be put on the negative list, but positives as well must be appreciated” What the freak? Yes, this is REAL folks. Happy to find out that parental alieanation was invented by a pedophile lover? It was, and thank God quack Richard Gardner (won't call him a Dr.) is dead and in hell. And his protege is, nontheless, the author of this book of poison, all wrapped up in pretty paper for you to buy into the lies and horrid things this man is personally responsible for causing more abuse on children all over this country. Go back and read the link this author (Warshak) writes on his own bio and how many times he mentions the influence of Gardner, and how he mentions Gardner as the only one with such positive words and the only one he mentions as a 'colleague'. Every year in the good ole USA, 600, 000 kids are given over by the courts to the custody of their abusive parent (often SOLE custody, which excludes the only safety, the protective parent, from their life. This is largely due to the introduction of 'psychology' as a valid method of fact finding to make reommendations to the court, and also due to the court's ignorance of many things like how abused protective parents appear in court (while the abused parent appears calm and 'nice'). The culmination of Dr. Warshak's training and psychological views (largely inculcated by a 'raping your own child is acceptable' quack, who thank God is dead (Dr. Richard Gardner) has now been the promulgation of court-mandated large scale (and VERY profittable) abuse of children in his FAMILY BRIDGES 'brainwashing internment camps' he runs at $20K per person. Yes, that's right, if the abuser can pay the psychologist enough money ($20K or more for a custody evaluation), then the psychologist, ignoring fact finding, will recommend that the abusive parent and the children (at $20,000 per person) attend the residential program, even if coercion (against the protective parent, even if it includes jail) or physical force be used against the kids, to attend it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Human rights violation in America, probably the worst violation against children going on in the past 2-3 decades and all because of an 'over-educated' incestuous pervert and his protege. Do not buy this book, do not support a man who has caused uncalculated harm to abused children and their protective parents. Spread the word and expose him for what he is: a conduit (and often direct through his program and court recommendations to overturn custody to the abusive parent) abuser of children on a HUGE scale.
Sat Feb 14 00:00:00 MST 2009busymom3x Rating:5.0
This was a good supplement to the writing that occurs in my first graders class at school. It helped to reinforce the importance of creative writing especially at times when he was less than enthusiastic. and wanted to play with his trains.
Mon Dec 03 00:00:00 MST 2007riles98 Rating:5.0
VERY CREATIVE INSPIRING STORY. I'M 32 AND I BOUGHT THIS FOR MY 9YR OLD. I READ IT 1ST. AND I LOVED IT. IT'S VERY QUICK AND EASY READ.
Mon Mar 19 00:00:00 MDT 2007eduktor Rating:5.0
A great resource for school and home libraries. Appropriate for all grades to motivate and find creative ways to teach as well as alleviate testing anxiety. Teachers who know how to managed discipline, motivate students, are knowledgeable about curriculum standards and objectives and are creative, are masters at getting points and information to students. Students who are involved in active learning remember the lessons taught. No need for testing anxiety by administrators, teachers or students, when minimal standards testing for State Competencies testing week comes. Everyone is prepared and must do what they have always been doing. Show what you know.
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