What If Everybody Thought That?



What If Everybody Were Thoughtful Before They Judged Someone If You See Someone In A Wheelchair, You Might Think He Or She Couldn T Compete In A Race But You Might Be Wrong What If You See A Child With No Hair Do You Think She Is Embarrassed All The Time How About A Kid Who Has A Really Hard Time Reading Do You Think That Means He S Not Smart You Might Think So But You Might Be WrongWith Clear Prose And Lighthearted Artwork, This Companion Book To The Bestseller What If Everybody Did Thatexplores The Preconceived Notions We Have About The World And Encourages Kids To Be ThoughtfulWhat If Everybody Thought That?

Ellen Javernick is the author ofthan twenty books for children, including the Children s Choice Book Award finalist The Birthday Pet, illustrated by Kevin O Malley She has been an elementary school teacher forthan twenty years and currently teaches kindergarten She lives in Loveland, Colorado.

[Epub] ↠ What If Everybody Thought That? Author Ellen Javernick – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • What If Everybody Thought That?
  • Ellen Javernick
  • English
  • 17 November 2019
  • 1542091373

10 thoughts on “What If Everybody Thought That?

  1. says:

    My family reads all the Goodreads award nominated picture books every year This is book 21 of 21, so the last, I promise of 2019, and we had mixed reviews in other words, some liked it, and I didn t so much What If Everybody Thought That is part of a series by Ellen Javernik that makes the basic point that we should be tolerant of what other people think and say and do.Lyra 12 3 Totally sweet, nice moral telling everyone to try to find the best in people see below whether you would My family reads all the Goodreads award nominated picture books every year This is book 21 of 21, so the last, I promise of 2019, and we had mixed reviews in other words, some liked it, and I didn t so much What If Everybody Thought That is part of a series by Ellen Javernik that makes the basic point that we should be tolerant of what other people think and say and do.Lyra 12 3 Totally sweet, nice moral telling everyone to try to find the best in people see below whether you would agree I have learned from this book It s kind of repetitive, but I loved the words in the background and the hair Hank 13 2 Everyone saying everything behind their backs, but the point was repetitive.Harry 15 4 Nice point, good artwork Tara 3 A tolerance book It was all right A bit cheesy I liked the dedication to her special needs brother and her reason for writing it.Dave 2 Okay, fairly typical anti stereotyping book Not a fan of the art or the unoriginal concept and it s a sequel from her on the same concept , but it s okay Surely not one of the best of thousands of new picture books of the year See Rod Brown on this book and theowned press, Two Lions Pirates Don t Go to Kindergarten was the third lackluster book from the publisher Two Lions that I had read in three days during my Goodreads Awards project I d never heard of this publisher before, so I started wondering how they came out of nowhere to have not even three but SIX nominees in the opening round A close look at the verso page revealed Two Lions is ancompany And with a 7th book fromCrossing Kids in the Picture Book nominees, that means somehow, magically,the owner of Goodreads managed to capture nearly half the slots in the opening round What a coincidence Me Ugh

  2. says:

    Goodreads Choice Awards Project Read as many of the opening round Best Picture Book nominees as possible I previously read two, so 12 to go Best of intentions, worst execution One page sets up a scenario in which people think nasty or closed minded thoughts, usually involving a person with a disability or some other physical challenge, and the next page upends those snap judgements and poor expectations Just that, over and over, with some scenarios seeming less likely than others, and some o Goodreads Choice Awards Project Read as many of the opening round Best Picture Book nominees as possible I previously read two, so 12 to go Best of intentions, worst execution One page sets up a scenario in which people think nasty or closed minded thoughts, usually involving a person with a disability or some other physical challenge, and the next page upends those snap judgements and poor expectations Just that, over and over, with some scenarios seeming less likely than others, and some outright unrealistic.And this seems to be third in a series They did this same thing in two previous books I suppose the intent is to use the book as a springboard for discussions with your children For me and my wife, not much fun to read or read aloud.Update 11 10 2019CONSPIRACY THEORY THE FIX IS IN FOR THE GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS Pirates Don t Go to Kindergarten was the the third lackluster book from the publisher Two Lions that I had read in three days during my Goodreads Awards project I d never heard of this publisher before, so I started wondering how they came out of nowhere to have not even three but SIX nominees in the opening round A close look at the verso page revealed Two Lions is ancompany And with a 7th book fromCrossing Kids in the Picture Book nominees, that means somehow, magically,the owner of Goodreads managed to capture nearly half the slots in the opening round What a coincidence A quick look at the other categories seems to show thatis not dominating those in the same way, but this still seems pretty darn sketchy Another good thing taintedI recommend everyone do write ins for this category and try to push out the Two Lions books I recommend Princess Puffybottomand Darryl or Dandy

  3. says:

    Boring, didactic, and honestly just seems to focus too much on the kids judgmental thoughts and seemed to not give them enough credit Idk, maybe I live inmulti cultural society than the audience of this book, but kids never having heard of sushi and like very common Mexican food like refried beans and tacos and saying they sound gross seems totally unrealistic to me Also, terrible offensive depiction of a fat kid as the red faced slowest person in the race Everyone will surprise you wi Boring, didactic, and honestly just seems to focus too much on the kids judgmental thoughts and seemed to not give them enough credit Idk, maybe I live inmulti cultural society than the audience of this book, but kids never having heard of sushi and like very common Mexican food like refried beans and tacos and saying they sound gross seems totally unrealistic to me Also, terrible offensive depiction of a fat kid as the red faced slowest person in the race Everyone will surprise you with their abilities except the fat girl who confirms your fatphobic assumptions

  4. says:

    Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee 2019This book is supposed to be about not judging people or things until you get to know them or try something Also, you should not stereotype people because you don t know what they are capable of They are guilty of this themselves In the entire book, there is only one overweight kid They have her illustrated as being the last one to finish the race She appears to be struggling and is all red faced I ve known many sporty overweight kids who could have won t Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee 2019This book is supposed to be about not judging people or things until you get to know them or try something Also, you should not stereotype people because you don t know what they are capable of They are guilty of this themselves In the entire book, there is only one overweight kid They have her illustrated as being the last one to finish the race She appears to be struggling and is all red faced I ve known many sporty overweight kids who could have won the race While in all of the other situations the person exceeded expectations, the overweight kid is running over the words run at your own pace, as if we know she can t keep up So, the moral of this book is that every single person and thing you expect to be a certain way are just as good as any other, except the overweight kid

  5. says:

    An important message that ends up feeling a bit forced.

  6. says:

    The message here is superficially good, but I found the format somewhat inaccessible and the message to lack substance when considereddeeply Throughout the book various scenarios are presented where school children are depicted thinking mean, judgmental, or dismissive thoughts about a fellow classmate For example, a child who is depicted as neurodivergent is shown spelling a word wrong on the board, and his classmates think thoughts such as he shouldn t be in this class On the next pa The message here is superficially good, but I found the format somewhat inaccessible and the message to lack substance when considereddeeply Throughout the book various scenarios are presented where school children are depicted thinking mean, judgmental, or dismissive thoughts about a fellow classmate For example, a child who is depicted as neurodivergent is shown spelling a word wrong on the board, and his classmates think thoughts such as he shouldn t be in this class On the next page, the same child is shown skillfully guiding a robot through a maze, with his classmates proclaiming their awe at his robotics prowess Obviously, this is great However, I didn t like the idea that the answer to What if everybody thought that kept being they might be wrong I think thepowerful message really is about how being negatively judgmental and mean is unkind and counterproductive.The format is also made up of speech bubbles anddeconstructed text formatting i.e having the question What if everybody thought that held up by characters with each word written on a sign , which makes it a little challenging to read fluidly.That being said, this book would certainly be useful in a variety of settings, especially one on one readings, and potentially useful in settings with a mentor or therapist

  7. says:

    i mean, it was very didactic, but it might work for some.

  8. says:

    Great message, but wished for afulfilling ending.

  9. says:

    This is one of those message books dressed up with cuteness Kind of a good way to teach your kid that reading is not fun Did I mention I hate message books Not saying the message wasn t good and the art was lovely but meh.

  10. says:

    I agree with sentiment, but this is not good The format is first a double page illustration with some kids thinking negative thoughts about another child The narration says What if everybody thought that Flip the page and the child is doing something special and the text says They might be wrong Like, the opening page is a group of kids doubting a short boy playing basketball This is followed by him flying up to the basket.First of all, I would have preferred somethingrealistic, l I agree with sentiment, but this is not good The format is first a double page illustration with some kids thinking negative thoughts about another child The narration says What if everybody thought that Flip the page and the child is doing something special and the text says They might be wrong Like, the opening page is a group of kids doubting a short boy playing basketball This is followed by him flying up to the basket.First of all, I would have preferred somethingrealistic, like maybe he s a good long distance shooter An unrealistic arguement indirectly validates the negative opinions Second of all, I would have liked some positive thoughts beyond Wow to balance out the negative thoughts Third of all, the format is very clunky trying to read aloud

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