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How to Make a Shark Smile

How a Positive Mindset Spreads Happiness

Published: February 2020
SKU: 9781492694724

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How to Make a Shark Smile teaches that a gesture as simple as a smile can have a profound effect on others." —Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home

A story about choosing happiness and the ripple effect of a positive mindset. Includes seven happiness exercises at the back of the book to encourage kids to fit them in every single day!

Ripple the dolphin just moved to a new aquarium and is excited to make some friends! But as she swims around, she notices the water is still and quiet. The eels have no zing. The neon fishes don't glow. The seahorses aren't horsing around. Everyone's too afraid of a mean shark named Snark!

Ripple is determined to show her new friends that they shouldn't be afraid—it's all about mindset. They can choose to be happy!

But just as the aquarium begins to liven up, Snark the shark shows up ready to prove Ripple wrong. Can Ripple get Snark to smile too?

Bestselling authors and happiness experts Shawn Achor and Amy Blankson invite you to dive in and learn how you can spread joy to those around you with Ripple and her friends.

Perfect for:
Parents who want to introduce their children to a positive mindset, help them build self-confidence, and set them up for personal and professional success
Educators and librarians who need a funny, engaging picture book to include in their growth mindset curriculum and collections

Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Case Count: 24
  • Age range: 4-8
"A compelling and age-appropriate story on the mechanics of a positive mindset." — School Library Journal
"Children would have fun adopting Ripple's game to try and make one another smile. This is a story of inclusion and could be used as a read-aloud to accompany discussions about bullying." — School Library Connection
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