Friday, January 31, 2020

Bedtime Story: I'll Never Get All of That Done by Bryan Smith & Illustrated by Lisa M. Griffin

Read for: Children's Books/ Netgalley/ Requested Review

Synopsis: "Teach children how to set priorities with this great storybook.

Blake has a to-do list that's just too long.
How can his parents and teachers expect him to finish his homework, clean his room AND bake cookies for the baseball bake sale? Don't they know there's something urgent he has to do now like play video games?!
When Mom encourages Blake to follow the 3 Ps, prioritizing, planning and posting a reminder of what needs to be done, he's unimpressed.
But as his responsibilities pile up and his deadlines quickly approach, he has to figure out what needs doing now.
Can following Mom s advice and using the 3 Ps really make a difference?
School counselor and award-winning author Bryan Smith reveals the answer in this relatable story about the power of preparation and planning. It s the latest tale from the author s Executive FUNction storybook series, written for K-5 students, their parents and teachers."

My Review: I previously read another book by this author (Time To Get Started) in a similar style and it was very helpful, so I definitely wanted to read this one. As an adult, and a rather organized, to-do list, type A, adult; it is often hard for me to remember that the ability to prioritize, lists and get things done isn't an innate skill, it must be taught. Munchkin has been struggling with this as a second grader, what needs to be done first and what is just an optional item. I like the way this book goes about explaining things without being too preachy. It gives a great example of how to prioritize items on a to do list not just for a single day but over a whole week. It also has great resources for both parents and teachers on how to help teach these skills to our children.

My Rating: I love how this books makes learning to prioritize approachable and easy with simple tricks kids can execute on their own.  This is an important skill that will be needed throughout life and a great way to start early.  I give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!

 I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley, the above is my honest review and opinion.

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

I'll Never Get All of That Done is scheduled to be released on February 11th but you can pre-order  your print copy now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or request it at your local bookstore or library.

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