Book Review: What If Everybody Said That? by Ellen Javernick

What If Everybody Said That?

by Ellen Javernick
Two Lions – August 1, 2018

BOOK BLURB
What if everybody chose to be kind?

If you tell someone that they can’t play with you, there’s no harm done, right? But what if everybody said that? What if everybody forgot to be kind…and made fun of other kids’ artwork at school, or told a fib, or refused to share with a person in need? The world wouldn’t be a very nice place to live. But what if everybody thought before they spoke, so the world would be a kinder place?

With clear prose and lighthearted artwork, this companion book to the bestseller What If Everybody Did That? explores the power of words and shows kids that the things we say matter.

MY REVIEW ★★★☆☆
The main character is basically a bully and consistently says rude things. Everyone else in the story (parents, teachers, etc.) always respond with “What if everybody said that?” Then examples are shown of the chaos that would happen if everybody said mean things.

A picture book with a message. I like the message that people should be kinder to each other, but this book falls a little flat on delivering that message. Great, colorful illustrations.

I received a digital copy of this book via Amazon’s First Reads.

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