If Kids Ran the World

Book Information
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Leo & Diane Dillon
Publisher: The Blue Sky Press
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9780545441964
Pages:  32

If Kids Ran the World highlights how the world would be a better place if children were in charge. There would be plenty to eat, safe places to live, and medicine for all the sick. Everyone would be welcome and people could be themselves without fear of bullying or being looked down on. People would learn how to work together, to share, to forgive, and the world would live in peace.

While idealistic, this book teaches important lessons. Though not completely achievable, the book reminds readers to look outside themselves. The message is to help the hungry and the homeless, to care for the less fortunate, to love people as they are, and to make the world a safe place for everyone to live in. The illustrations are colorful and soothing, fitting the message of the book. This optimistic book inspires readers to strive to make the world a better place and can teach children what the world could be like if it was governed with kindness and peace.