Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Book Review: Change the World Before Bedtime

Change the World Before Bedtime
By Josh Chalmers, Mark Kimball Moulton and Karen Hillard Good
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4238-7
ASIN: 9780764342
Ebook: 32 pages
First published August 1st 2012
By: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Book Source: Publisher
5 Stars
Goodreads summary: Written in simple, engaging rhyme, this story takes an inspirational look into how the little things in life a smile, a kind word, a simple deed can help change the world in a big way. Through 18 stunning illustrations, children will read about eating right, cleaning up the Earth by recycling and conserving, helping the sick and those less fortunate, and working in a group to make bigger miracles. Even an ordinary kid can be a superhero before bedtime! Grades Pre-K to 2.
Marisa's Review: I read this book in e-copy and I really enjoyed it. It talks a lot about the golden rule ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’. It is about how the small things in life can really help someone and make their day and therefore “Change the World Before Bedtime”. We often overlook the small things and think we have to do something big to make a difference when the reality is the small things make the most impact. This book grounds us and reminds us that the small things aren’t small at all. I am very happy I had the opportunity to read this book. I hope the schools purchase it for the library. I know many kids who would read this and feel inspired.
About the Authors:
Mark Kimball Moulton:
Author/Photographer Mark Kimball Moulton was born and raised in Danbury, Connecticut, and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture.
He is a seasoned traveler and avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and cross country skiing.
Mark also enjoys renovating period homes. His most recent endeavor, Sparrowood of Avon, is a vintage farmhouse in Connecticut and serves as a testament to his passion for nature and belief in a simpler way of life.
Karen Good:
Our dear friends are all around and my best friend, Mark Kimball Moulton (author extraordinaire) lives five doors up the road.
Riverton is our very own Brigadoon . . . only it’s real!
My husband, Bob & I are renovating this 1822 Red Brick Colonial which is perched smack dab in the middle of our town of Riverton. Right next door is the Riverton General Store (which has been in continuous operation since the late 1800′s) where we all meet regularly for coffee and catch up on the latest gossip . . . oops, I mean news!
Riverton is nestled in the valley of People’s Forest and bordered by two wild and scenic rivers, The Farmington and The Still.

Josh Chalmers: Has contacted me with his bio and picture. Thank you Josh!
Josh Chalmers is the CEO (Cheerfully Eager Overachiever) of Earth2, a company that develops socially responsible products, programs and properties. Motivated by a personal and professional mission statement to change the world before bedtime, Josh has designed a company that mobilizes creative and strategic partnerships between for-profit and non-profit projects and companies, to drive revenue, support and awareness to organizations that strive to improve conditions for under-served children, families and institutions.
In 2012, Earth2 launched the Earth2 Edibles philanthropic specialty food division, with a first product, Not Your Mama’s Marinara, hitting shelves in Connecticut and growing into New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts by the end of the year. In addition, Earth2 inspired and collaborated on a new children’s book, Change The World Before Bedtime, published by Schiffer Publishing. Earth2 Events continues to produce socially responsible parties, weddings and fundraisers, and Earth2′s Prints Charming division launches a new line of stationery and special event cards in 2013. Earth2′s ongoing real estate projects, Arcadia and CoolCampus are in development in New England, and the initiatives WELLfed and ARTrageous, focused on the support of clean water systems and school arts programs respectively, will grow in the coming months.
Josh, born and raised in New York City and a graduate of Columbia University, is based on the Connecticut shoreline. For more information, please visit www.earth2company.com.

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