Chicken Soup for the Soul KIDS: The Sunshine Garden

Being a Team Player

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Pub Date 19 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 19 Mar 2024

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This new Chicken Soup for the Soul KIDS picture book is a sunny celebration of friendship, teamwork, and community with the Sunshine Squad.

Mia's neighbor Mr. Angelo has been under the weather, so he's asked her to take care of his garden for a bit. Mia is sure she doesn't need help, but after hours of weeding in the sun, she realizes that gardens are a lot of work. This is a job for the Sunshine Squad! 

Soon each Squad member contributes to the garden using their own “superpower" and creativity. As the garden comes together, the friends begin to see how their teamwork can pay off. Is there something special they do for Mr. Angelo? Back matter includes suggestions for how to be a team player and ideas for team projects. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul KIDS picture books impart good values through heartwarming and humorous stories to help kids put their best foot forward.
This new Chicken Soup for the Soul KIDS picture book is a sunny celebration of friendship, teamwork, and community with the Sunshine Squad.

Mia's neighbor Mr. Angelo has been under the weather, so...

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This is an adorable story about the Sunshine Squad, a group of kids who live on Sunshine Street and hang out together.

Mia and her grandmother head off to the community plots, because Mia has been kind enough to offer to help Mr Angelo with his vegetable garden while he is recovering from an illness.

When her friends try to help, Mia declines their assistance because she is convinced she can do it all by herself. Even though her grandmother advises her to take the help. Mia soon discovers her mistake! Luckily, her friends are still willing to assist.

The story is packed with jokes, gardening inspiration and cute illustrations. And it also demonstrates the value of teamwork very effectively. Recommended for the kids in your life.

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I did not even know that they had chicken soul around still and for children. We love everything gardening and always try to teach about getting help and giving help.

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Great story through a great medium. Especially liked all the personality additions for each character.

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In this story, the people of the neighborhood spread kindness and happiness. Everyone does something small and it makes an impact. It is a good example for young readers.

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In general, I love reading about heartwarming stories with characters in a community helping each other.

This is one such book. A group of kids come together when one of the elderly falls sick and not going to be able to tend to their garden.

I just love the writing, the characters and the jolly bright colourful illustrations. This book is so wholesome. Definitely one of the best children’s books I have read so far.

Going to recommend it lots!

Thank you, Charlesbridge, for the advance reading copy.

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We adore the Chicken Soup for the Soul books and we are so happy to find that there is a series for children. This picture book is a wonderful way to show children the importance of friendship, being a community and helping each other always. In this story Mia is helping her neighbor Mr. Angelo takes care of his garden while he isn't feeling well. Thinking she doesn't need help she tries on her own and quickly learns it is much harder than she thought alone. Soon her friends who are a part of the Sunshine Squad work together and help her to tackle the hard job. I love how Mia’s abuela reminds her that it is okay to ask for help. We all need help sometimes. They soon learn that they can make things work better together. I love this book's illustrations, they are so colorful and full of life. They simply add to the amazon story creating a lovable and relatable story that children and families can enjoy together. You will want to share and enjoy this book.

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So many things to love about this book. Mia learns that help from your friends is nice and fun. There’s great diversity in this book. It also talks about city vegetable gardens. This is my honest review of this ARC. Highly recommend. The story is engaging and heartwarming.

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I really love the message of the story, about the importance of being a team player, even when you think you can do it yourself, that when you realize you can not do it alone it’s ok to ask for help, many hands make less work. Being a team player is about working together you achieve the best result for everyone. The artwork is beautiful too.

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This is a cute book that helps kids learn how to garden. If it wasn’t cold and snowing right now I’d go work on my own garden.

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This was a great book about team work! It showed how sometimes wanting to do things on your own, and being independent is not always the right and or smart choice. That sometimes we need help to accomplish a big task.

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Absolutely adorable! My son loved it. We learned about gardening AND working together and helping others in times of need.

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This is one in a Chicken Soup for the Soul KIDS series, aimed at ages four to seven. This one is all about 'Being a Team Player'.

Helping in the neighborhood community garden, Mia discovers that teamwork makes a big job easier, and more enjoyable.

This picture book offers a good message and fun puns!

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