Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me


By Cynthia L. Copeland

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Celebrate the wisdom of the sandbox—the witty, innocent, surprising, and yet completely sensible things that kids say and do. A little book with a big heart, Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me combines deceptively simple life lessons with engaging images that together not only offer insight but inspire joy.

Kids see the world in a way that adults don’t, so glimpsing life through a child’s eyes offers a fresh—and often funny—perspective. Kids encourage us to be open-minded: There are a lot of different ways to get to the top of the jungle gym. To be fearless: Jump right in or you may change your mind about swimming. To aim high: Even babies grab for things just beyond their reach. To be kind to yourself: Sometimes you need a Saturday on a Wednesday. To follow your own path: If the flowers you draw don’t look like anyone else’s, that’s good. And to stay young: Go barefoot!

Tune in to the chatter on the playground, and remind yourself how simple everything really is.


  • Praise for the previous edition of Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me:

    "Profound in its simplicity." —Indianapolis Star

    "A great gift for a parent or favorite teacher." —NAPS

    Selected for Oprah’s “O List” in O Magazine, January 2003
    “A few things I think are just great.” —Oprah

    "[A] delightful list of lessons learned through a child's eyes...It took me back to my childhood..." —Ann Landers

On Sale
Aug 11, 2015
Page Count
176 pages

Cynthia L. Copeland

Cynthia L. Copeland

About the Author

CYNTHIA L. COPELANDis the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than twenty-five books for adults and children, including her graphic memoir Cub. In the early 1970s, she and her family cheered on the UOP Shadow racing team at local tracks, giving her a lifelong love of cars and racing. She lives in New Hampshire with her family. You can find her online at

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