Welcome to Dream Village!
Dream Village is where kids learn about important global issues, vote for where we donate 100% of our profits, and do something to support and further the impact of the causes that inspire them.
Bought for my nieces but my wife and I read it and cried (good tears). Such a powerful and sweet story but at the same time a real uplifting teaching book.
Great book! This book was a gift from a close friend to my younger daughter. The whole dialogue back-and-forth with the mom in this book could take place in my house on an almost daily basis! It’s a reminder that even everyday conversations with our children can turn into opportunities for a broader discussion about kindness, responsibility, and a WHOLE HOST of other topics. Highly recommend!
The reality of the world is that as a child it can be a really hard to understand differences. I have been trying to teach my children (2yr and 5yr) that just because someone looks different, wears different clothes, speaks a little differently or isn't exactly like you, it doesn't make them good or bad...they are just different and different is wonderful! This book does exactly that. It highlights the differences between people, the importance of empathy and most importantly teaches children the importance of standing up for those that you love and what you believe in. I wish Amazon let me give this book 100 stars!
Picked up this book on a recommendation from a friend and really enjoyed the engagement I got from my son in the book and beyond. With a mind that's trying to break-down and understand everything in the world around him, Just Shoes provided an entertaining story and a great journey through a complex supply chain. Since reading it, my son continues to apply the basic concept to the world he sees around him - he's had a lot of fun with it. We also really enjoyed having a vote on how Dream Village donates the proceeds - a reinforcing, interactive cap to the experience.
I love this story. As a childhood cancer survivor and advocate, I personally know the effects of bullying. I had cancer when I was a toddler, and in middle school, the bullying began. I went home and cried every single day. I couldn't understand why I was so different...this book? It's such a positive story with an inspiring message: no matter how young you are, or how helpless you feel, there's always a way you can make a situation better, even if it's just by being a friend or yes, donating your hair.
We love evening reading with our children, but when we find a quality books that will teach, inspire, and educate your children to be the best version of themselves it makes the experience all that more awesome! The Dream Village Stories create discussion with our children beyond just reading. Great story line and great illustrations!
I really liked this book, it shows you not to overlook small things because they are big things in the long run. I liked how the book included what everyone did in the process of making shoes. I learned lots of fun facts.