A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome, by YouTube star Robby Novak -- known as Kid President -- and his brother-in-law Brad Montague, will inspire kids to be more positive and give more of their (and your) time to making others happy. It also shines a light on the internal and external pressure that can make people feel as if they must live up to certain materialistic ideas of happiness. Be prepared to have discussions about different ways to effect positive change around you.
What's the story?
Kid President interviews celebrities, everyday kids, and grown-ups to create 100 ideas on how to make the world more awesome. The book has lots of behind-the-scenes images and information from Robby Novak (Kid President) and his brother-in-law Brad Montague about his adventures, his YouTube show, and Robby's battle with osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle bone disease. Full of fun ideas, inspiring people, and corn dogs (Kid President's favorite), this book can help everyone be a little more awesome.
Is it any good?
In KID PRESIDENT'S GUIDE TO BEING AWESOME, Robby Novak and Brad Montague have pulled together a power punch of fun and positivity. Robby's energy is evident throughout the pages, and his brother-in-law Brad keeps the fun going as the two engage in friendly back-and-forth banter. It's great to have so much information on fun, silly, and meaningful ways to make a difference in the world. The interviews with non-celebrity kids and adults who are making their mark are a delight.
This is a wonderful book to get a family conversation going about ways to have a positive impact on the world, including "[putting] the phone down."
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how social media can give kids a voice. What are some safe ways to use YouTube and Instagram to spread positive messages?
Which everyday things can you do to make people around you happy?
What kinds of things make you feel good about yourself and are neither material possessions nor someone else's approval?
- Authors: Robby Novak, Brad Montague
- Genre: Autobiography
- Topics: Adventures, Great Boy Role Models, Great Girl Role Models
- Book type: Non-Fiction
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication date: March 3, 2015
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 18
- Number of pages: 240
- Available on: Nook, Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
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