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The Peace Book
by Todd Parr | Philosophy
Registered by Busybeesfamily of Georgetown, Texas USA on 8/9/2005
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Busybeesfamily): reserved

9 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Busybeesfamily from Georgetown, Texas USA on Tuesday, August 09, 2005

10 out of 10

Welcome to The Peace Book International Bookring

This ring is now underway – as of September 1, 2005

Members are as follows – member in bold currently has possession of the book:
(If you wish to join, please PM me and I will add you, but you will be added to the end of the list!)

Member / Location: correctly ordered

Busybeesfamily / Georgetown, Texas, USA
yvensong / Nevada, USA
polliwog / Washington, USA
laurarn / Tulsa, OK
4-lele / Illinois, USA
wyldewomin / Massachusetts, USA
nocton4 / Lincolnshire, UK
ragsrobin / Trondheim, Norway
jessibud / Toronto, Canada

This is how it works:

  • If you wish to be added to the list, please PM me with your location and shipping preferences. I will place participants in order to minimize shipping costs,unless you are added later and then you will be added to the end of the list.
  • Note that you must be prepared to mail internationally or use Delivery Confirmation within the US.
  • We will kick off once we have six members.
  • You will be sending the book to the person who appears after you in the list, so you need to PM them to get their address!
  • It’s not a race, but please read (and/or) share the book as quickly as possible, so that everyone can have a chance to read the book before (or closely around) September 21st.
  • Please journal the book once you have received it (so we all know where it currently is) and again when you have read it (so we all know what you thought of it!)
  • If you’re the last person on the list (i.e. we run out of members), the book comes back to me until there are more interested parties…

Book Description: The Peace Book is a timely explanation of the term for young readers living in a sometimes uneasy world. In the colorful, cartoon landscape, peace can be anything from "keeping the water blue for all the fish" to "wearing different clothes" (the picture shows two girls, one in funky bellbottoms, the other in a traditional burqa) to "having enough pizza in the world for everyone." A beautiful children’s book that is for both our children and our inner child. I hope you enjoy it!

Post Script: YEAAAA! This book has finally come home! I hope everyone enjoyed The Peace Book, and will keep it's colorful images and simple words close at heart and in mind. Thank you all for participating and being so diligent in reading, sharing and passing it on! Busybeesfamily 

Journal Entry 2 by Busybeesfamily from Georgetown, Texas USA on Saturday, September 03, 2005

10 out of 10

An absolutely beautiful, gorgeously illustrated book! My kiddos loved it! my opinion...Peace is rocking in a rocking chair, holding a newborn in your arms for hours, enjoying the sound of their breathing.

Do you remember that feeling? was so nice. The silence...the love...the "togetherness" of it all!

Mailed to yvensong on September 1, 2005.
Delivery confirmation #: 0305 1720 0000 3716 6089 

Journal Entry 3 by yvensong from Reno, Nevada USA on Sunday, September 11, 2005

10 out of 10

What a wonderful little book! If I had little ones around, I'd certainly share this with them!

These days, peace is when I sit back to read or watch a movie and my guinea pigs are quietly chirping and trilling on my lap. :)

I have pm'd polliwog for her address. I will send this on its way as soon as I hear from her.


P.S. I'm so sorry it took me so long to journal the book. I drove out of town last week Saturday to visit a cousin in the hospital. I checked my mail on the 3rd, before I left, but it hadn't arrived yet. 

Journal Entry 4 by yvensong at Controlled Release in Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases on Monday, September 12, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Released 12 yrs ago (9/12/2005 UTC) at Controlled Release in Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases



This is in the mail on it's way to polliwog!

Confirmation # 0304 1560 0002 6914 3606 

Journal Entry 5 by DocandSunshine from Everett, Washington USA on Wednesday, September 14, 2005

10 out of 10

Book received - September 14 2005

We loved this book! My two sons aged just-turned-5 (Beau) and nearly-7 (Toby) really enjoyed this story. In fact, after I had read it the first time, the 5 year old asked me to immediately read it again! He just turned 5 so was a little confused when I would read each page that started with "Peace is...". he thought Peace was a person and kept asking me which one was Peace as we looked at the colorful illustrations. So I changed the wording slightly as I read it saying "Peace MEANS..". The book was a great way to introduce the concept of Peace.

When I asked Toby what peace meant to him he said "not fighting over the computer" - something he and Beau had been doing just before I read the story! :-)

I then asked Beau what peace meant to him and he said matter-of-factly, "food". I think the page where they show an enormous pizza with the words "peace is enough pizza for everyone in the world" was his favorite part.

Peace to me these days is having a quiet house, petting my cat, having someone say something nice to me and being able to pay all my bills that month!

I had never heard of Todd Parr before but in looking at the author info on the jacket of this book I see that he has written several children's books and has a website. I'll have to check out more of his wonderful books!

Author's Website --->>>

Book sent to laurarn - September 16 2005

CONFIRMATION # 0103 8555 7495 9971 1001 (priority mail)

Update - January 2, 2006

My boys asked for this book for Christmas because they enjoyed it so much. I did get it for them and another one by the same author called "The Family Book" which is equally as wonderful. He has a dozen or more books all in the same great style. I hope to get the whole set for the boys one day. 

Journal Entry 6 by amoenus from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma USA on Monday, September 19, 2005

10 out of 10

Recieved today as part of a ring. It was suppose to have "delivery confirmation" (which someone did do and pay for) but the book was delivered to my neighbors house anyway! They were nice enough to bring it to me. I read it today, and loved it! My favorite is "Peace is reading different books". I PM the next person on the ring several days ago, when I heard it was being shipped to me. I will try once more and see if they respond.


Journal Entry 7 by amoenus from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma USA on Tuesday, September 20, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Mailed to 4-lele via priority mail with deivery confirmation #03043490000201882132.

Journal Entry 8 by 4-lele from Elmhurst, Illinois USA on Friday, September 23, 2005

This book has not been rated.

got this package yesterday and just opened it this morning! I'll read it today and see who gets it next! Thanks for sharing this Busybeesfamily. 

Journal Entry 9 by 4-lele from Elmhurst, Illinois USA on Sunday, September 25, 2005

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The colors are vibrant, the pictures simple, the message for us all profound! Thanks for sharing this book as part of the World Peace Day Challenge! This would be a wonderful book and addition to a pre-school or early elementary school library! I will be getting the address of the next person on the list and sending it on it's journey!

This picture was a personal favorite!

DC: 0304 0370 0001 3694 7605 - SHIPPED, 9/26

Journal Entry 10 by wyldewomin from East Bridgewater, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, October 04, 2005

9 out of 10

This is the most adorable book! What a timely message .. esp. "Peace is helping your neighbour. and Peace is giving shoes to someone who needs them." This book should be in every school library in the country reguardless of whether it is a high school or younger. This is a beautiful simple message at a time when we all need to see the best in each other and give the best of ourselves.
I'm bringing it to school with me to share it tomorrow then off to the UK it goes. I should send it Friday when I can get to the post.

Thank you for sharing :-) 

Journal Entry 11 by wyldewomin at Post Office in to a bookcrosser, a postal release -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, October 26, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Released 12 yrs ago (10/27/2005 UTC) at Post Office in to a bookcrosser, a postal release -- Controlled Releases



Peace Book is heading to England. Very cute!! 

Journal Entry 12 by nocton4 from Lincoln, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 02, 2006

10 out of 10

This wonderful book arrived here in England on New Years Eve ..

I thought it would be a great part of celebrating the end of one year and the start of a new one by reading this book aloud to the Rowe family ( friends we had staying ) and my parents that evening.

The messages of hope on these rich,bright,warm pages are heart-stopping and truly inspiring .. that everyone should have a home, be free,have shoes ... be loved.

I am humbled sitting here in my home with the light on, at my computer with the sound of the washer cleaning my clothes, with dinner cooking in the oven and the makings of many more meals tucked away in the fridge, the freezer, the larder ...

Thank you so much for sharing this fab book round.I intend to buy one for my family and a couple to donate.

Much Love to all

Denise xx

will pm for next address.

Journal Entry 13 by mirthful from Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag fylke Norway on Saturday, February 25, 2006

9 out of 10

This book is really sweet and the colours are fantastic. I'm going to have to keep my eyes out for Todd Parr books as presents for the kids in my life :)

I'm sorry it's taken me so long to read this so I can pass it on - it's off to jessibud next :D 

Journal Entry 14 by jessibud from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, March 10, 2006

This book has not been rated.

This book arrived yesterday and I read it to my students today! We love Todd Parr!!

Thanks for including me in the bookring for this delightful book. It will soon be on its way home!


Journal Entry 15 by jessibud from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, March 18, 2006

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I mailed this book back home this morning.
Thanks again! 

Journal Entry 16 by Busybeesfamily from Georgetown, Texas USA on Monday, May 01, 2006

10 out of 10

YEAAAAA! The Peace Book has finally made it home! I hope that everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. Thank you so much for participating in this bookring and for diligently reading, sharing and passing it on. I hope the colorful illustrations and simple words of peace stay with you in your minds and most importantly, in your hearts. I plan on donating this book (along with journal entries, if I can figure out a way to print them neatly and affix them securely) to my children's elementary school library. I know that the Kindergarteners, 1st graders & 2nd graders will all enjoy this book.

Thanks again, Busybeesfamily 

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