What If Everybody Did That?

What If Everybody Did That?

by Ellen Javernick (Author)

If you drop just one soda can out the window, it’s no big deal ... right? But what if everybody did that? What if everybody broke the rules ... and spoke during story time, didn’t wash up, or splashed too much at the pool? Then the world would be a mess. But what if everybody obeyed the rules so that the world would become a better place? Using humorous illustrations rendered in mixed media, these questions are answered in a child-friendly way and show the consequences of thoughtless behavior.

Explore the Consequences of Everyday Actions with "What If Everybody Did That?" by Ellen Javernick

In the thought-provoking book "What If Everybody Did That?" by Ellen Javernick, readers are taken on a journey to consider the far-reaching implications of seemingly insignificant individual actions. Through a series of hypothetical scenarios, the author skillfully illustrates how the collective impact of seemingly harmless behaviors can have profound consequences on society as a whole.

Javernick begins by presenting readers with a simple question: "What if everybody did that?" She then explores the ripple effects of everyday actions, such as littering, jaywalking, or spreading rumors, and invites readers to contemplate the potential consequences if everyone engaged in these behaviors.

With wit and wisdom, Javernick delves into a wide range of scenarios, from the mundane to the extraordinary. She examines the impact of seemingly minor actions like leaving a shopping cart in the middle of a parking lot, failing to return a library book on time, or neglecting to vote in an election. She also explores more serious scenarios, such as the consequences of cheating on a test, cyberbullying, or driving under the influence of alcohol.

Throughout the book, Javernick challenges readers to think critically about their own behavior and the potential impact it has on others. She emphasizes the importance of personal responsibility and encourages readers to consider the consequences of their actions before making decisions.

With its engaging writing style and thought-provoking scenarios, "What If Everybody Did That?" is a powerful reminder of the interconnectedness of human society. Javernick's book serves as a call to action, inspiring readers to be mindful of their behavior and to strive for positive change in their communities and the world at large.


32 pages