BOOKS ABOUT GRIT FOR KIDS
RAY'S FLYING SHOW
The Amazing Flight of Little Ray: It isn't every day that a young, sea-bound stingray decides to fly like a bird. Knowing Little Ray to be brave and young, Mama Ray allowed her son to learn by trying. He beat all odds with his lofty goals. Teamwork and encouragement from parents and friends are important to success. Children test their wings and soar to new heights with inspiration from this young stingray. His head is not just in the clouds.
This first book in the adventurous series of print books and online books about grit for kids makes “little ray of sunshine” seem overused and underwhelming. Little Ray looks beyond humdrum bounds. He presents courage and strength of character for children to follow or surpass. His thrilling lessons in goal setting, practice and perseverance add new dimension to living and learning important life skills from an early age.
RAYS AND SHARKS
Little Ray & Shark Patch Things Up: Before this tale ends, the boat has a hole in the hull, the engine has died and a circling shark hasn't eaten. A whole lot of grit is needed for kids, adults and animals to fix this mess. Despite natural conflict between stingrays and sharks, the second Little Ray book ends with unusual friendships on land and in the sea. When stingrays and sharks get along, they pull everyone into important partnerships.
This story shows help can come from unexpected sources. It proves first impressions can be very wrong. Little Ray and boating friends take notice when an apparent danger ends up helping the disabled craft get to shore. The action and animals in this story give testimony to the pitfalls associated with stereotyping. Reel in fun and teamwork to overcome adversity. The story ends well, because everyone contributes their utmost.
The Foxy Armadillos: Few people have an opportunity to meet members of this endangered species. They are nocturnal. Armadillos are not from another galaxy. This third book in this adventure series from V. R. Duin gets everyone up to speed. Fast thinking and team effort save a farm family's home. The action and the alien-looking animals turn child play into opportunity for everyone to practice lessons in heroism.
Disrupt the top 1% with discovery of amazing inventions. These often result when and where least expected. The armadillo family shows great courage to achieve a noble end. The wily fox may need to try his luck elsewhere. The farm setting and active interactions with nature offer interesting lessons. Sensitivity to the emerging social consciousness throughout the world comes when a habitat is saved and the balance of nature is preserved.
- SHARK BAIT September 2019
- SHARK ATTACK August 2019
- FISHY FISH July 2019
- NO FISHING June 2019
- MAMA RAY May 2019
- OCEAN SOUNDS April 2019
- WILD ANIMAL SURPRISES March 2019
- FLYING STINGRAYS February 2019
- ARMADILLO LANDLUBBERS January 2019
- STINGRAY VENOM December 2018
- PANCAKE SHARK November 2018
- FISH NEVER SLEEP October 2018
LITTLE RAY'S TRUE GRIT
VIDEO ABOUT GRIT FOR KIDS:
Moving On? Kids expecting instant success in life may find the jackpot empty. Success is a long, hard slog for progress. It takes grit to face problems surfacing along the way. Books about grit for kids demonstrate achievement.
Narrow View? While others flee, Little Ray shows young readers how to achieve success through teamwork. He sticks with his plans and goals. Grit paves the way to good endings and brings an end to problems with bullying.
Playing the Part? This video shows a way to beat problems: “Life is visions, and illusions; make decisions, fight delusions.” These words are not from any Little Ray book. The illustrations and ideas are from his books. (21 seconds)