Author Celeste Ng's Book Recommendation to President Trump Has Ties to 30Seconds: Here's How! by 30Seconds Mom

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Author Celeste Ng's Book Recommendation to President Trump Has Ties to 30Seconds: Here's How!

"If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?" That was the question asked to award-winning and best-selling author Celeste Ng in an interview for The New York Times. She chose Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud, "a picture book my son’s preschool class read, in which the concept of morality is illustrated by a literal bucket of good feelings that each person carries around," Ng said. "When you do good things for people, it fills their bucket and yours too, but when you’re unkind to people, it empties both buckets. It is so clear that even 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds understand it right away."

Why are we so excited at 30Seconds about this? Because our very own Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead wrote the play for Have You Filled a Bucket Today? “I am so honored to have written the theatrical adaptation to Carol McCloud's book,” says Ann Marie. “Teaching kids about bucket filling through the play, and then through my picture book, has been one of the great joys of my life. I can't wait to talk to my son and his friends about bucket filling at their school next Monday! The kids will also see a production of the Virginia Rep musical based on my book and play!”

Ann Marie has her own book about bucket filling, Bucket Filling Fairy, which was the winner of a Santa's Choice Award. The award-winning book teaches kids how they can prevent bullying. Way to go, Ann Marie! The entire 30Seconds tribe is proud of you – and we hope that President Trump clicks on the links below to get his copy of Have You Filled a Bucket Today? and Bucket Filling Fairy.

Read more of The New York Times interview with Celeste Ng

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Nicole DeAvilla
Wonderful Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! What great books. And must reads for all!. Congratulations.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
YAY! Way to go, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! Thank you for all the good you put into the world. Your book makes a huge difference, for kids and adults alike. We're so proud of you, and thrilled to call you a colleague and friend! XOXO
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thank you so much, Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds ! I appreciate your support more than you know.
Katie Sloan
My son has met Bucket Filling Fairy! It's such a fun way to learn about being kind. Even in kindergarten he got the message loud and clear.
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thanks, Katie Sloan ! I can't tell you how much I love sharing the bucket filling message with kids!
Tiffany Zook
Let's send him a copy!!

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