"Here's a delightful little book to warm the hearts of young children and teach them how to experience the joy of giving and receiving. Just think of all the little buckets this book will fill with love and encouragement." —Dr. Kevin Leman, author of Have a New Kid by Friday
The day you were born was a very happy day. You are a special gift. Everyone was so happy to see you. But, there was one part of you that they could not see. It was your bucket, your invisible bucket.
While using a simple metaphor of a bucket full of hearts and stars, authors Carol McCloud and Katherine Martin, M.A. illustrate, in the sweetest of ways, that we are all born with an invisible bucket and that our bucket holds all of our good thoughts and feelings. This book highlights the many ways that families and caregivers use to fill the buckets of children but also gives young children simple ideas on how to BE a bucket filler as well. This 24-page picture book is perfect for children, parents, grandparents, teachers and people that want to teach empathy, nurture kindness and create a positive environment in their home, classroom, workplace and community.
Winner of 4 awards. For more information on bucket filling or free downloadables and resources, please visit bucketfillers101.com.
Publications by Bucket Fillers:
• Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
• Fill a Bucket
• Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness
• My Bucketfilling Journal
• Will You Fill My Bucket?
• Bucket Filling from A to Z
• Bucket Filling from A to Z Poster Set
• My Very Own Bucket Filling from A to Z Coloring Book
• BABY'S BUCKET Book
• Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family
• Buckets, Dippers, and Lids
About the Author
Since her first book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, was published in 2006, Carol McCloud has authored or coauthored seven additional books on “bucket filling.” With a small team of educators, she travels around the world with one goal in mind: to help create happier lives. Carol is a graduate of Oakland University School of Education (Rochester, MI), a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer, and long-time member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Katherine Martin is a senior staff counselor with Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeastern Michigan. With an M.A. in Counseling and a Specialization in Child and Adolescence, Kath has also established a counseling center at a local church, worked in grief counseling and suicide prevention, and designed and directed an outdoor education program for after-school children.