Through simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heartwarming book encourages positive behavior as children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation and love. Bucket filling and dipping are effective metaphors for understanding the effects of our actions and words on the well being of others and ourselves. Winner of 15 US children's book award, including the Best Children's Picture Book in the Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Award and Honorable Mention at the London Book Festival 2007.
This is one of the best books I have purchased for my 8yo son. He instantly caught onto the message of being a good person and filling someone's and his own bucket with good words and actions. Highly recommend this book to anyone with children who need a touch of encouragement in doing and saying the right things on a daily basis. LOVE IT!!
Charina Barachina-Smith on
In agreement with all the above comments I would just like to add how much my 6 and 5 yr old enjoy this book for their bedtime story. Such positive message about feelings and how people can have a positive or negative effect on others through words or actions - filler or dipper - a must have in every household I think!!!
Ruth Kelsall on
An excellent book! Everyone should have it in their homes!
My daughter took the book to school to share it and it went around the school like wild fire!
A great gift to any school library!
Teaches children about the moral of being kind to others! As a bucket filler I am happy when the children say I filled other peoples buckets today!
They get so much from this book!
Hope you enjoy it!
Marnie Sullivan on
Lovely book promoting good social values and behaviours. I bought the book because my child's school were using the bucket filler concept within the curriculum to encourage caring behaviours and also to reduce the risk of bulllying behaviours occurring. Nice easy way to teach children why it's good to care about others.
Meagan Stockenstroom on
What a brilliant book! Thoroughly recommend it. I have just bought another three copies, my daughters teacher asked if we could bring it in again, so I am going to donate a copy for each of the prep classes at school.
Jacqueline Fraser on
Great book - excellent message for kids, and a good reinforcement about being kind to each other. Recommended
Jenny O'Bryan on
An absolutely fantastic book with a beautiful message.
Marian Manser on
My class keep reminding each other whether they are a bucket filler or bucket dipper! Love it!
Elizabeth Stillman on
This book has been shared with my sons class and 2 other classes as an enjoyable learning tool. Great for young children to understand and make better choices towards their family and friends, also helps us Mum's change our habits too. Have I filled a bucket today - sure have
dorothy soper on
this one is keenly read at night before bed. This one is popular.