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365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Wise words to live by cleverly packed in a "Wonder" package.

Book R.J. Palacio Advice 2014
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age 10+

My daughter is reading this book

A brilliant book with a heartfelt story great for kids to be able to have empathy and understanding of life and form positive relationships.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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It would be easy to dismiss 365 Days of Wonder as one of those point-of-purchase items full of familiar wise sayings -- but this is different. It offers not only truly thought-provoking and soul-stirring words to live by but also couches them in the context of a caring teacher sharing what he's learned from his life experiences and from his students. Mr. Browne's prose passages speak directly to middle school kids, urging them to be compassionate and kind.

The message is heartfelt and not preachy, and it seems the many fans of Wonder will be inclined to listen -- and act accordingly. Mr. Browne is not naive. He simply refuses to accept the inevitably of mean behavior in middle school. He urges kids always to "choose kindness" and even show compassion toward bullies, since "everyone's got a story." This would be a great book to leave around the house, for kids and adults to dip into throughout the year.

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