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Book Recommendation of the Week

Megan Recommends:

The OK Book by Amy Rosenthal

This book may be one of the best books for kids of all ages (and adults too).  It talks about the importance of recognizing that you don’t have to be great at everything and that it is ‘ok’ to try different things and be ‘ok’ at them but just have fun finding out about yourself and what you like to do.  If you turn OK on it’s side, it looks like a stick man/woman.  The author and illustrator use “OK” in each drawing to capture your interest and imagination.

‘OK’ is turned on its side, upside down, and right side up to show that being just OK can really be quite great. Whether or not you are an OK skipper, an OK climber, an OK lightning bug catcher, or an OK whatever there is to experience, ok is an OK place to be. And being OK just may lead to the discovery of what makes one great.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld celebrate the real skills and talents children possess, encouraging and empowering them to discover their own individual strengths and personalities.

I have had classes and an entire school each do their own “OK” page and make it into a book.  It is one of the most checked out books in the library!

“I am an OK juggler”

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