This is a story for children who are hesitant to make decisions.
- Book Intro
(English) The Ring, Make A Good Decision For Me!
Bora went to buy a hairpin for her mom’s birthday present. However, she couldn’t decide which one to get. At an afterschool academy, her teacher brought ice cream for her students, but Bora couldn’t choose which flavor to eat.
The next day, Bora went out to buy a hairpin again. She discovered a ring vending machine that she hadn’t seen the day before. Unknowingly, she puts a coin into the slot and wins a ring. It’s a magic ring that makes decisions on behalf of the owner. Then, will the ring help Bora make good decisions?
*What is talked about in this book**
1. Minds that find it difficult to make decisions
In this book, Bora finds it difficult to make decisions. She has low trust in herself. One day, she happens to get a magic ring that makes decisions on her behalf. Now all she has to do when deciding something is to chant a spell, then the ring makes a good decision on its own. However, what if the ring makes a wrong choice?
This book tells those who are hesitant to make decisions that the reason why it’s difficult to decide is not because of a lack of ability to choose but because of a lack of self-confidence. This book supports such kids by saying that you can make a good decision, even if it’s not the best one, when you build your own strength to express what you like and learn self-respect.
2. Big responsibility after making a decision
After making a choice, the decision inevitably entails two things: one is the result caused by the decision, and the other is the responsibility that comes with it. With the use of the magic ring, this book lets readers realize that even when others are doing something on their behalf, they’re the ones still making a choice, and that the one who is responsible for the result is you, not those who did your job on your behalf. This book encourages readers to learn how to make decisions by themselves and take responsibility for their own behavior.
3. Cute and lovely illustrations that intrigue readers
The daily lives of elementary school students are well-depicted through cute and lovely illustrations. Besides the drawings that illustrate the story, many eye-catching elements provide readers with joy in appreciating the attractive visuals. The heart-warming, relatable illustrations help readers empathize and understand Bora and her predicament.
- About the Author
(English) Song Seungju studied French language and literature at university. She began her career as an editor at a publishing house before turning to writing children’s books. Her works include titles such as The Ring, and Make a Good Decision for Me! And oh No! It’s Big Trouble!
(English) Ganjang initially worked as a graphic designer for an eco-friendly social enterprise before becoming an illustrator. She wrote and illustrated the book The Outrageous Stationery and illustrated the book The Ring, Make a Good Decision for Me! She dreams of becoming an old lady who still paints pictures.