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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by La Toya Lewis

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amaeigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt is such a fun and inspirational book for children. Amaleigha is a 5-year-old girl that loves nature and loves to explore. She enlists the help of friends and family to share the things she loves with the rest of the world. This is such a sweet book with lessons for young and old. It shows how you can enjoy the things you love even if others don’t agree. I love that in a social media-filled world, this book shows how children can enjoy the great outdoors. Such a wonderful story.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Ashley Westerman

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My daughter loved every second of this book and has asked me to read it to her multiple times since the first time we read it. I love watching her mind working as we read it together. We can’t wait to see what else we can read from this author!

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Jan Pratt-Review by Amanda Kimble

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Jan Pratt

This is the first book I’ve read by the author. Amaleigha and the Big Idea is a great little read for you and your family. Amaleigha reminded me of my daughter at that age.

Amaleigha is a five year old who likes being outside. She likes to be in nature. She runs around with no shoes because she likes it. She wants to share her special place. She gets her family to help her out and they build a Barefoot Park. I couldn’t choose a quote for Amaleigha because the entire book gives you exactly what you’d need.

Highly recommended for Kids and Family lovers.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Anantha Rusum

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Small eyes, big dreams. Amaleigha is a five year old who has big ideas. She loves spending time in nature. She runs barefoot in the woods, spends a lot of time gazing at the sky. She suddenly has this idea of sharing her experience with someone. She brings up the idea before her parents who whole heartedly support her. Her friends and family join in and together they make a big difference in the community! A cute story to remind children that you can start making a difference to this world at any age. The illustrations were very nice and the plot was neat. I loved the concept.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Angela Plate, December 2022

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great little story. It’s a book that adults will enjoy reading with their littles and the littles can read on their own. It’s a nice reminder of how innocent kids are and how they see the world around them.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Stephanie Robb

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Janice Pratt really brings to life a child’s imagination and the possibilities that can come of it. This is a great book for children and adults alike with a lovely story and wonderful accompanying illustrations.

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Amaleigha Loves a Good Story by Janice Pratt – Review by Jamie Burns

As an elementary librarian, I adore the book, Amaleigha Loves a Good Story. Amaleigha has the world’s biggest heart and always finds ways to help the people around her. She loves to read books but soon notices that the bilingual section of her school library does not have many books. She crafts a plan to enhance her school library collection and soon has the whole community’s support.

Janice Pratt has a knack for writing amazing stories that show children how to be better people in a relatable manner. One of my favorite things about this book is that it provides a message that children need access to bilingual books at school and in the community. Pratt even included the mayor’s message in different languages which makes the message shine through her book.

Many social-emotional points can be spoken about within the story… Speaking to children about these different points can help them become more like Amaleigha.

– How can we have big hearts?
– How can we help others?
– How can we work together as a community?
– Even as a child, you can do great things.

This book would be a great way to spark the interest of children in creating a little library. Speaking of which, the back of the book provides information about creating a little library.

I also want to give a shout-out to Alina Kralia who truly brings the story to life with vivid illustrations. Kralia does an amazing job even with the smallest details of the illustrations.

As a side note… I have to say that for one of two reasons, the dedication made my heart smile: I serve as a school librarian and I know of a few librarians in the Oklahoma area.

 

Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Faith Jackson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For a kid’s book, I found it inspiring and as a kid’s book, that’s downright surprising. I not only enjoyed the characters but admired Amaleigha the most! Her personality rang true for a lively 5-yea-old and entertained me and my kids upon reading this to them. My 7-yr-old is still acting like her at home and at school: don’t judge me, LOL but it’s so funny.
Witty, funny and downright informative: she reminds me to keep the inner child in me alive and kicking!

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Micalah Weatherholtz

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another sweet, wonderfully illustrated, well written Amaleigha story. This one stars the independent, creative, curious Amaleigha. She really enjoys being outdoors and investigating the changing seasons, and all the intricacies that nature, and the world have to offer but wants everyone else to be able to have the same opportunities to do so as well. Amaleigha gathers her family, and individuals throughout town and together they build a barefoot park. I really loved how the author includes directions on how to build your own barefoot park to really get the readers engaged and having fun. This is a wonderful children’s story.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Crystal Brehant

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a beautiful story about a little girl who maybe a little different than other kids her age. She really thinks about the world around her. She is a nature lover, and an explorer. She is a dreamer with a big idea and works to make it happen, even at her age. She reminds me of my 5yo. He enjoyed this story and we can’t wait to read more in the series.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Cindy Rushin

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really like this series of children books. I think this book is an inspiration for those kids who are always thinking and having big ideas. It offers them some validation and encouragement to move forward with their ideas if at all possible. I recommend this book to anyone who has children that are always thinking and coming up with ideas.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Jaimie Salmon-Colburn

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amaleigha is a five year old who has some big ideas. Her grandparents always say that she will change the world. After spending a lot of time in her backyard barefoot doing things she loves, she has an amazing idea. But ideas need plans and actions! Which means she needs help! She brings the idea and plan to her family. She just has to share all the things she loves with them! And maybe even the world!! With the help of her family, friends, and even the community those plans are put into actions! They open something that will change their community for the better. Read the book to find out what her big idea was and how with help, she makes the world better one big idea at a time! This was such a cute story. I read it with my 7 year old, but younger kids would defiantly love this book too!

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Dahnielle Hibbert

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A wonderful tale about a young girl with an amazing idea to turn something she lives into a place everyone could enjoy. Some people find a precious gift and hide it away where only they can enjoy it, but Amaleigha chose to share her special place. This would be a lovely story to read to your children and teach the lesson of sharing. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is amazing.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Cindy Mayberry

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Here is another great read and experimental story for your children. Her love for all things nature was a joy to read. Amaleighas way of bringing others out to explore, would encourage all children and adults to want to see it for themselves. I love this author’s children’s books. She writes with children and adults in mind. Her story is fast paced and as well as easy to follow. I recommend this book for all parents to read and explore with their children.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Bethany Leigh Rucker

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Five-Year-Old Amaleigha has a big future ahead of her. While spending time in her backyard, she gets one of her big ideas. She decides that she wants to show people things she loves to do. Therefore, she puts her plan to action with the help her parents, grandmother, and brother. People around the community start taking notice, and are surprised by Amaleigha plan. This is a must read to find out what she is able to do.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Gillian Fawell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Such a great story that reminds us all that we need to take the time to enjoy the environment around us and how important it is for children’s voices to be heard. Amaleigha is such a sweet, smart girl and she has some great ideas – one of which is obviously explored in this beautiful story. Highly recommended!

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My son and I really enjoyed Amaleigha and the Big Idea. Before we even got to Page 2, he stopped me and said “there are so many words and I didn’t expect that. I visioned all the stuff without it being in the pictures.” Despite being 6 years old and not knowing the right words, he it not wrong. There are a lot of words for a children’s book- so this is more of a parent or teacher read story. Not so much a beginning reader, but it was a great story. The idea was a big idea for anyone, let alone a 5 year old. But it was a good idea and cute. I love the resources at the end, in case you and your child want to create their own version. The illustrations were bright and cute. We have another of her stories on our TBR list.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Caralee Loonat

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another great inspirational children’s book. This is the second book by this author that I have read and I am quite impressed. I really like how the book grabs the reader and inspires them. This book is definitely a great book for your children and I only wish mine were young enough for this. I will definitely be recommending this book to friends who have younger children or grandchildren.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Crystal Jimenez

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a cute short book for you little ones. I read this book with my grandbabies, and they loved it. They liked that they do some of the same outdoor things as Amaleigha. My grandbabies lived her big idea.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Torey Foster

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amaleigha is a five year old girl who sees the world in a different way. She enjoys the little things in life, all the way down to the grass between her toes or the insects on the ground. She is very observant and enjoys the forrest and all there is to see, smell, hear and touch. She loves it so much that she wants the whole world to be able to experience it with her. Then she gets an idea, and with her families support, she makes her idea a reality.
This is such a neat story and it teaches kids to dream big, believe in themselves and with hard work they can make a big difference.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt. This is such a fun book. Its for ages 4-7 but it has lessons we can all learn from. The pictures are very colorful and pretty and the story itself is wonderful. Amaleigha has lots of ideas and she likes to share them with everyone. She especially loves everything about outside. The flowers, the grass, the insects and the seasons. Amaleigha is used to spreading her ideas with adults who will help her make them come true and when she has an idea to share about her love of nature she can’t wait for others to enjoy it. This book helps anyone to realize to always follow your dreams! Great gift for kids as well.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Crystal Jimmo

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My son who is 6 absolutely loved this book. He got to learn so much about the forest around us and we went outside and pointed out things he learned. Amaleigh and the Big Idea was cute and adorable and had many things to teach kids about the world around them! I will be getting the other books by this author!

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Amanda Haller-Doris

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an adorable tale about a five year old that loves to spend time thinking and seems to view the world in a different way. The writer did an amazing job of describing this little girl’s attitude and ability to study and learn from the world around her. The pictures came out great on a Kindle and illustrated her and the world she sees. I love how even though she is only five, she comes up with such a wonderful idea and is able to explain it in a way that she gets everyone on board. It’s a great story that teaches children, just because you are young, it doesn’t mean you can’t have wonderful ideas. I have never heard of barefoot parks and I loved the idea of this. I fully recommend this story for anyone who wants to teach their children that they can make an impact on the world around them.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Codi Parham

A girl after my own heart! Amaleigha has a BIG idea. Her ingenuity is infectious! She sees beauty in the world around her and wants to share it with everyone. With a wisdom beyond her years, she incorporates the help of others to create a magical surprise.

Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is such a sweet and fun story with an adorable character right at its core. I read this book with my daughter and I could see how much she engaged with the main character. Her inquisitive nature and how much she loved to explore really appealed to my daughter and her own nature.
I think I really connected with this character too as she is so close in age to my daughter. I found myself comparing them as we read through the book – which we did more that once! The whole story was fun and entertaining. This was a great read and I am already looking forward to when we read it again.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Wendy Rennewanz

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Amaleigha and the Big Idea
By Janice Pratt

This is a sweet story that teaches kids no matter their age they can come of with a plan and work for it and accomplish it!

Amaleigha is a very focused 5 year old who loves the outdoors and nature. She came up with a plan and with the help of her family, friends and town made a barefoot park for everyone to enjoy.

I can’t wait to read this to my niece!

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Jamie Burns

Amaleigha loves everything about nature, playing outside, exploring the wonderful world around her- even the tiniest parts (insects), and watching the seasons change. There are many things that I adore about this book! First, let’s start with the fact that I was Amaleigha… Growing up, I was always playing outside, going on adventures, and building things out of items I found outside. Secondly, I love the rich vocabulary that is used throughout the book. As a teacher, I could think of many ELA lessons that could be tied to this book. As a school librarian, I loved the detailed illustrations created by Alina Kralia. Kralia’s detailed illustrations ensure that children can see the wonderful world of nature that Amaleigha loves. Readers can see the changes in seasons throughout the book as they explore the world with Amaleigha. The thing that I love most is the message that even though you are young, you can still do great things like Amaleigha.

This is a delightful book for any nature lover, it makes me just want to get outside right now and explore! I think this book would be fantastic to share while on an adventure with your little one. Take a blanket and Amaleigha’s Big Idea outside to enjoy, then go on a mini adventure of your own. Build a love of nature and books within your child! 🙂

I would give this book more stars if I could because I absolutely loved it!

Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Barbara Bohls

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a super cute story. It can be enjoyed by both little kids and adults. It shows how with a little work big things can happen. I think this a lesson that everyone needs to be reminded of every now and then. The amazing illustrations in this book really help showcase the authors words. This book also touches on being seen as weird to others because the main character is wrapped up in what she loves. It shows that just because people don’t see things the same way doesn’t mean that everyone can’t enjoy them. Amaleigha wants to share her love for the outdoors with the world and her big thinking can help get that accomplished.
This is a super cute short read that has some valuable life lessons that everyone can relate to. I highly recommend reading this book to yourself and your kids.

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Tara Johnson Barnes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amaleigha is a five-year-old girl who loves to spend time in her backyard forest. She will sit for hours and watch how the animals play. One day while outdoors enjoying her time in nature Amaleigha comes up with a big idea on how she can share what she loves with others. She enlists the help of friends and family to make her idea become a reality.

Amaleigha is smart, determined and a real go-getter. She might be only five years old, but she has some big ideas that she needs to share with her community. This book is intended for young children, but I feel that it conveys a strong message about the importance of following your dreams, at any age. It also shows what great things can be accomplished when people work together to make them a reality. The illustrations are beautiful, and each scene is so descriptive that the reader cannot help but become fully immersed into the story. A must read for children of all ages!

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Amaleigha and the Big Idea by Janice Pratt – Review by Felicia Bates

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My six year old and I recently read Amaleigha and the Big Idea for bedtime and she really enjoyed the story. She was anxious to see what the “big idea” was. As a grown adult reading the story, I loved the family relationships and the support, pride and enthusiasm shown throughout. This was a great children’s book with a good message to readers and fun illustrations. I’ll keep an eye out for more from this author!

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