Love is for everyone and anyone. That means you can fill buckets and get your bucket filled no matter where you are or where you go. Will You Fill My Bucket? by Carol McCloud goes around the world, showing acts of love that fill buckets. Both the young and old will be touched by reading about those special moments you take to enjoy those you care about. It can be reading aloud to your younger sibling, playing with grandma or grandpa, getting kisses from your parents and many other joyful moments.
The Bucket Filler series teaches children about how acts of kindness, love, and other good actions and emotions fill buckets. Having a full bucket is good as it means people are happy. Carol McCloud created this series to teach children about bucket filling and how to fill buckets to spread happiness and help children develop mentally, socially, and emotionally.
Will You Fill My Bucket? teaches readers about how everyday actions can fill buckets. It doesn’t matter where you live in the world, kissing your parents fills their bucket no matter where you are in the world. Love is universal, some ways of expressing love are the same everywhere and there are unique ways of sharing love depending on where you are. These actions of love go both ways, children love giving and receiving kisses and parents also love giving and receiving kisses. It doesn’t have to be kisses either. Siblings can read to each other, grandparents can sing and dance with their grandchildren. There are an innumerable number of ways to fill buckets and show love, and in Will You Fill My Bucket? you can read about some of the different ways around the world.
Dena of Batch of Books says that, “This book is written in rhyme and has some of my favorite illustrations out of the series. There is just one line per page, so it’s quick to read. Each line is very similar, so reading it out loud gets repetitive. I liked how each picture featured a different part of the world. This book is mostly about acts of love within the family, specifically between parents and children. It’s a nice addition to the series and a good companion to the other bucket books.”
Beverley Paine, founder and blogger on The Educating Parent talked about Will You Fill My Bucket? Paine wonderfully illustrates how Will You Fill My Bucket? teaches children about the world and expands their knowledge while still keeping it personal in the world of love and bucket filling.
Will You Fill My Bucket? is an award winning book and has many honorable mentions such as New York Book Festival, Mom’s Choice Award, London Book Festival, The Great Northwest Book Festival, NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, and many more! It is a wonderful book that should be on everyone’s shelves alongside all the other Bucket Filler books.
Many teachers use bucket filling in their classroom and have created more resources and activities for their fellow teachers on Teachers Pay Teachers. Some popular ones are a packet chock full of activities to do and a bulletin board display. You can hear Carol McCloud, herself, read Will You Fill My Bucket? aloud on YouTube. Anyway you want to use this book, it’s a perfect addition to your bookshelf!
Sovann Hyde is an intern at Cardinal Rule Press and studying at Michigan State University. She enjoys writing and reading in her free time as well as gaming with friends. Jetta, Gryffin, and Bella, her family’s dogs and cat, keep her energetic and curious.