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Choices

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This beautifully illustrated book gives children a gentle nudge that it’s ok to make a choice and try new things or to play it safe. The pictures are vibrant and diverse. The text is short: about one phrase per page. The illustrations tell the story and give children the confidence to realize that it’s ok to be themselves. I highly recommend this book!
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I loved the illustrations and the message of this story! It was a great conversation starter and a lovely family read.
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Teaching the concept of choices to a young human can be challenging.  How do you approach something so elusive?

This book, and its setting/illustrations at a public pool, bring the concept to life in fun, approachable ways.
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Part of growing up is learning not only how to make choices but also to live with the consequences they give us, whether the outcome is good or bad. We may not be able to undo the consequences of a choice, but we can always make a new choice to get a different result.

The text does not say what specifically is happening on the page, allowing you and your child to explore the illustrations, discuss what the little girl is doing and how she might be feeling, even what the consequences to her choices (good or bad) might be. Additionally, the diverse and inclusive illustrations are well done and make the story accessible to a wider range of audiences.

This would be a great story to read starting at a young age and expanding it with your own dialog as your child gets older. A toddler or preschool aged child will enjoy the pictures and identifying objects and scenes, while a kindergartener or first grader can have more discussions with you as you read about the concept of choices and consequences, making this a great story to age with your child.
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Love the simplicity and brilliance of the storyline, and the uniqueness of the illustrations! The location of the pool grounds the idea that we have all kinds of choices to make inside a relevant and interesting setting for kids. The sparse text makes the theme that much more compelling. The last line is absolutely perfect.
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Choices is an adorable book to introduce children to the idea of their personal autonomy and choices they can make. The text is fairly simple, but this would be a great book to begin that discussion with a child. Illustrations are adorable and unique. This will be a helpful book for parents and one children will enjoy.

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
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Short but sweet! Great book on the different types of choices we can that is easy to read for a younger audience. I also really loved the illustrations!
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This was a beautiful and inclusive book about making choices. Though short, it was sweet and impactful.
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“Choices” is a well-illustrated picture book. The topic of choices is a good conversation starter in the classroom as every teacher’s mission is to teach students how to make good choices that in turn affect all choices students make throughout the day, big and small. This picture book is quite short and can be used as a conversation starter.
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This is a sweet little book that reminds children that they have the power of choice in everyday situations - big and small. The illustrations are colourful and engaging!
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Filled with vibrant illustrations, this story will help kids make the right choices, and will encourage them to be more outgoing!
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I loved the pastel pallet in this picture book, but it reminded me more of springtime rather than summer, as when the story at a community pool/theme park takes place. Ultimately, it was fun and engaging to follow this simple story to its conclusion as the lively background characters only enhanced the plot.
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Thanks to Netgalley and Child's Play International for a free digital copy.

A great book that covers the choices a kid might need to make through the images of a girl at a public pool. The illustrations are vibrant, fun, and a bit funky.
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"I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."
The overall message of the book was good and clear. The illustrations were consistent and matched the tone of the story.
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Gahhh!  I loved this!  First, the diversity!  Second, I love that it's all happening in a pool setting - so rare and totally festive! Third, love the page that says 'some choices are easy' and it's about sharing.  YES!  What a profound message!
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The illustrations in this book were cute but i didn't think there was enough "meat" to this book.  A girl is making choices centered around things to do at a waterpark.  I was disappointed that there was so little text and the choices were somewhat mundane.
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This was a great book to help kids understand choices. It was a cute “story.” The illustrations were also pretty cute, and I feel like they were unique.
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A super cute book about making choices. It focuses on the choices you make around a swimming pool (jumping off a diving board, which slide, sharing food) but in a way that's broadly applicable to the choices we make throughout life. Beautiful illustrations that celebrate bodies of all kinds! 

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for an eARC of this book.
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I absolutely loved this heartening book of the importance of choice. The lively illustrations were a joy to explore. The message from our tiny protagonist is that all day, every day we are making choices.  And we should be aware that the choices we make, also make us the people we are.  A gentle resource for teaching young children the responsibility of choice.
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This simple but thought-provoking book for young readers will be a great addition to my classroom library. It explores the difference between easy, everyday choices and life-changing decisions. Do you want to blend in or do you want to stand out? This will be an excellent conversation starter for my first graders and I know that they will love the illustrations as much as I do!
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