Friday, October 12, 2018

Bedtime Story: Time to Get Started by Bryan Smith

Read for: Children's Book Challenge & Netgalley/Requested Review

Synopsis: "Blake doesn't understand why he has to clean his room RIGHT NOW. He'll get to it eventually!
Luckily for Blake, his mom is there to help him understand why it's important to get started on tasks right away. By exploring his reasons for putting off the things he is supposed to do, Blake soon realizes that he is simply making excuses.
Join Blake as he and his mom go through a few simple steps to help him take initiative and get things done."

My Review: I am always looking for new non-fiction books to read with Munchkin, but had never really seen a self-help type book written for kids, so I was thrilled to be able to read this one.  I was very pleasantly surprised, it takes the approach of a kid talking to the kid readers, and commiserating with them about parents nagging them to get started.  It then provides a great approach for both parents and children about how to approach the issue of procrastinating and how to take initiative.  It was a great conversation starter about how we can work better together and accomplish things we don't want to do without arguing or nagging. While we haven't seen much progress yet it has become a great resource to fall back on.

My Rating: I am not a huge fan of self help books for myself, but this is a great one for kids and their parents/guardians.  It is short and to the point, and gives clear steps to help overcome the problem.  I give this one a rating of Four Paws! I am also really looking forward to checking out Bryan's other books for kids.

I received Time to Get Started via Netgalley, under no obligation or compensation. The above is my honest opinion.

You can find out more about Bryan Smith and his children's book on his Amazon Page.

You can pre-order your own copy on Barnes & Noble and it will be available soon on Amazon in print and digital formats.

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