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Stand-Up Guys: 50 Christian Men Who Changed the World

By Kate Etue and Caroline Siegrist

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Pages: 112

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 9780310769705

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2020

Release Date: March 3, 2020



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Stand-Up Guys by Kate Etue and Caroline Siegrist is an educational and inspirational read for children and even adults. Each chapter focuses on a man that lived his life according to his Christian faith. The 50 men showcased in this book come from all over the world, with varying professions. It teaches children that anyone can be a stand-up guy, no matter who they are or where they live. Kate and Caroline have done an excellent job giving the younger generation a group of role models they can look up to.

The one-page chapters manage to include plenty of information, without losing a child's attention. An accompanying illustration helps to bring the story to life.

At the end of each chapter, there are a couple of questions designed to make children think about how they can be a stand-up guy. The questions fit each story and are worded to encourage thoughts and actions. Kate and Caroline have written a book that shows children it is never to early to start making a difference.

The writing is easy for kids to read and understand. Throughout the book, kids will learn about inspirational men from the past and present. Some of these men may surprise adults. Legendary football coach Tony Dungee is included, along with musician Bono. Gary Haugen reminds kids that "you don't have to star in action movies to take part in daring adventures and heroic rescues." He echoes the message this book is trying to get across that you only need to pay attention and get involved to be a stand-up guy.

This book is for parents, teachers, and anyone else that wants kids to have positive role modes to follow throughout their lives.



"You don't have to star in action movies to take part in daring adventures and heroic rescues"

About the Author - Kate Etue and Caroline Siegrist



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