The latest release in the bestselling Bucket Fillers line takes the concept of bucket filling one step further by adding the idea that we also have an invisible lid. We “use our lid” to protect and keep the happiness inside our bucket.
Offering charming illustrations with personified buckets, dippers, and lids, readers learn what gives happiness, what takes it away, and what protects it. This concrete concept helps children of all ages grow in understanding, kindness, self-control, resilience, empathy, and forgiveness.
A valuable teaching tool for home, school, and life, this is a stand-alone or companion book to the other award-winning books by Bucket Fillers, Inc.
About the Author
Carol McCloud, a.k.a. the "Bucket Lady", has captivated all ages and encouraged them to become daily bucket fillers since her first book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, was published in 2006.
A graduate of Oakland University’s School of Education and Human Services, Carol has spent 20 years in education as a teacher, counselor, youth mentor, and early education director. As Adjunct Professor for the Florida Keys Community College in the 1990’s, Carol taught early childhood development classes and served as president of the local NAEYC affiliate.
Carol is an award-winning author, Talent Smart® Emotional Intelligence Certified Trainer, and member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She delights in presenting the bucketfilling message to audiences of all sizes and ages. Her passion for bucket filling, energetic style, and creative storytelling is true to her goal: to motivate each person to make a choice to be a bucket filler in their daily walk.
Carol lives with her husband, Jack, in Venice, Florida.
"2018 Mom's Choice Award" --https: //www.momschoiceawards.com/blog/wr-2018-04-22-2018-04-28/
"Honorable Mention: 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards--Children's Picture Books Ages 6 & Older" --https: //www.dragonflybookawards.com/purple-dragonfly-contest-winners/#2018-purple-dragonfly-winners
Honorable Mention 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards--School Issues," https: //www.dragonflybookawards.com/purple-dragonfly-contest-winners/#2018-purple-dragonfly-winners
"Second Place: 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards--Children's Non-fiction Books" --https: //www.dragonflybookawards.com/purple-dragonfly-contest-winners/#2018-purple-dragonfly-winners
"Winner: 2018 Book Excellence Awards--Picture Book, All Ages" --https: //www.newswire.com/news/announcing-the-2018-book-excellence-award-winners-20543318
"Buckets, Dippers, and Lids is a well-constructed, inspirational self-help book for young readers. The engaging, instructional text is also conversational and organized. Short, teachable statements are punctuated by questions related to challenging circumstances, including family issues like sibling rivalries and school issues like bullying." --Anita Lock, Clarion/Foreword Reviews