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Nov.24.2008
In Born to Be Good, Dacher Keltner demonstrates that humans are not hardwired to lead lives that are "nasty, brutish, and short"—we are in fact born to be good. He investigates an old mystery of human evolution: why have we evolved positive emotions like gratitude, amusement, awe, and compassion...
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Oct.28.2008
Todd Parr lives in San Francisco and likes to paint because it makes him feel good. His favorite colors are yellow, red, green, and blue. Parr's books have been praised by critics as "whimsical, upbeat" (Publisher's Weekly), "delightful fun" (Parenting, and "clever, amusing, reassuring" (School...
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Oct.07.2008
Child's Play is a parenting book that celebrates the good stuff-the fun, spontaneity, creativity, and inspiration children bring to our lives every day. It's about helping them to be happier, healthier, more caring, and more creative by understanding and encouraging what they do best: play. Through...