Item description for If Everybody Did by Jo Ann Stover...
Overview Humorously shows the consequences of everyone's actions on the world around them.
Publishers Description Hilarious pictures portray what would happen if everyone did as he pleased.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.52" Width: 10.15" Height: 0.16" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1990
Publisher BJU Press
ISBN 0890844879 ISBN13 9780890844878
Availability 0 units.
More About Jo Ann Stover
Stover was born in New Hampshire and studied art in Boston and New York. She is a writer, artist, and teacher. She has taught elementary, college, and private classes in painting, drawing, portraiture, and writing for children.
Jo Ann Stover currently resides in Keene, in the state of New Hampshire.
Reviews - What do customers think about If Everybody Did?
I loved this book! Feb 4, 2008
I loved this book as a kid some 40 years ago and have thought back on the positive effect it had on me over the years. I have been looking for it every few years for a long time and am thrilled to see it in print again. I have referred to this book countless times to groups at work and during employee reviews. I intend to make this required reading for my children and for my employees! :-)
Too unrealistic to be effective Jan 23, 2008
My six-year-old daughter and I are unimpressed. The concept is great but mostly wasted in my opinion on behaviors that actually have more impact on the individual than anyone else, and diluted by "results" that are obviously ridiculous. I was expecting more on the lines of the one showing a bunch of flowerless stalks (if everyone pulled off a bud), but even my daughter knows that if you forget your hat you don't get icicles growing out of your head, and if everybody stepped on Daddy's feet he'd be more likely to get very grumpy or have to go to the hospital than to get feet flat enough to resemble a frog's. And the bit at the end about if everyone did what they were supposed to you'd get a big smiling sun (I assume representing a happy world) was lost on her. What does the sun have to do with anyone's behavior? We got some value out of it by going through the book going "That wouldn't really happen... what would really happen?" But overall I was disappointed. There were some good ones, but I could think of plenty of others that were missed, starting with the obvious ones of what would happen if everyone threw their trash on the ground or left their things laying around on the floor.
Wonderful book for understanding rules! Aug 25, 2007
I am a second grade teacher and I read this book to my class every year before we write our code of conduct. This book outlines the why of rules that so many children need to see/hear! Wonderful, awesome book! By the way, I used it when I taught 5th grade too!
the kids love it Jul 23, 2007
This book captivated my 4 & 2 yr old. The wording is very simple but there is so much to talk about on each page. They find parts funny and all the while there is an underlying message - i.e., What if everyone picked a flower bud? (Then it shows a drawing of the bottoms of plants only - all the flowers are missing.) It has about 10 analogies and then on the last page it shows how it could be done differently - i.e., You could smell the bud, and eat only one piece of fudge. (with pictures for each) Great book.
Hilarious all around Nov 24, 2006
I bought this book for my kindergarten class. Actually, they are preschool age and have only been learning English as a Foreign Language for three months. I know that they didn't understand all the words, but they could follow along well just looking at the pictures. They were rolling on the floor laughing.
I also read this book to my afternoon elementary school class. At that time, the kids were still "too cool" to think English or learning could be fun. They loved the book.
And, I, a 31 year woman, had great fun reading it to myself (and some parts out loud, to myself) before introducing the book to my kids.