It takes big actions to make big changes. Or does it? In Ripple’s Effect, residents of an aquarium learn that sometimes a smile is all it takes to make a world of difference. Awash with charming illustrations, this delightful tale will show children that happiness is a choice they get to make for themselves.

Ripple’s Effect is published by Little Pickle Press, which means it is printed on recycled paper with soy ink and is available digitally as well. There are lesson plans available for teachers and homeschooling parents to accompany the book.

moms-choice-goldRipple’s Effect is being embraced by all who read it, including the Mom’s Choice Awards.

Who Is Ripple?

  • “In Ripple’s Effect, a story for children teaches that a gesture as simple as a smile can have a profound effect on others.”
    Gretchen Rubin
    NYT Bestselling Author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home
  • "Just read Ripple’s Effect to two classes at my kid’s school and did the smile exercise. Of course, all the kids ended up laughing and their challenge today is to smile at three people (not in their class). I expect to see a big ripple effect and many smiling, happy people around the neighborhood today!!!! Thanks Shawn for helping me create a positive Ripple!!!"
    Josalyn Sher Dean