“Everyone is a genius. But if a fish is judged by how well it climbs trees, it will live its entire life feeling stupid”.
This quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, is the theme of Farkle Shark, You Are Not Stupid. Farkle Shark was feeling blue. His big sister Sparkle criticized the way he talked. But when Big Bully Boy called him stupid because he can’t climb trees, Sparkle jumped to her brother’s defense. Her advice, followed by a wild adventure, changed his attitude … and his life.
This fun and funny book will bring on laughs, cheers and an understanding of important life lessons about bullies and feeling stupid. (Haven’t we all felt that way some time in our lives?) Four to eight-year-olds and beginning readers will love Farkle’s story.
Communicates important life lessons about bullies and feeling stupid.
By Piaras on June 12, 2017
“Everyone is a genius. But if a fish is judged by how well it climbs trees, it will live its entire life feeling stupid”. – attributed to Albert Einstein.
This is a wonderful story about Farkle Shark who was feeling sad because his big sister Sparkle always criticized the way he talked. One day Big Bully Boy called him stupid because he couldn’t climb trees. When Sparkle heard this, she jumped to her brother’s defense. After listening to her advice they go a wild adventure that will change his attitude and his life forever!
This is a great children’s book by author Rita Emmett. I absolutely enjoyed reading this book with my grand kids and it brought a few smiles to our faces. They loved not only the story, but also the illustrations (by Irina Bulgaru). I thought the text and illustrations worked very well together. It communicates important life lessons about bullies and feeling stupid.
It seems to me that this book has been created with a lot of love and joy and it is very obvious that the author really enjoys creating such wonderful books. I have shared your stories with my own family and we have all found great delight in them. Thank you for sharing with us the gift that you have obviously worked so hard to refine. Five stars from us. We’ll be looking forward to seeing what’s coming next.
Four to eight-year-olds and beginning readers will love this story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rita Emmett is a “Recovering Procrastinator”, Professional Speaker and best-selling author whose books all together are in 34 countries, have sold over 205,000 copies worldwide and have been featured in over 428 interviews including with Katie Couric.
As a speaker, Rita’s presentations help transform audiences from semi-productive to MEGA-productive,
from fatigued to energized and from scattered to focused.
Rita, and her husband Bruce and their 5 children were all born and raised in the Chicago area. They believe in the positives of raising children as Cubs fans because it teaches how to handle disappointment, how to be eternally optimistic and to forever have the extreme hope that things will always be better next year. Great Life Skills … don’t you agree?
Her customized presentations covering Procrastination, Clutter, Customer Loyalty, Burn-out, and Communication Skills have helped hundreds of organizations improve their performance, productivity and profitability, and head off burnout before it starts. Some of Rita’s clients include AT&T, Kraft Food, Mercedes Benz, Met Life, and The National Kidney Foundation.
Rita has been honored for her High Content / High Fun interactive Keynotes and Training presentations by being included in the prestigious “Who’s Who in American Education” plus “Who’s Who in America” and the “The World Wide Who’s Who of Women”.