A great story with an important message. I always look forward to new titles from Pat Zietlow Miller, and I really enjoyed Jen Hill’s illustrations, too. The page showing kindness spreading around the world was particularly memorable, though I love that the kindness starts and ends with a simple act of kindness from one young student to another.
I must be in a mode of wanting my kids to be kind, to others and themselves, because this book really spoke to me. It showed such cute examples of how to be kind. There were very simple ways to be kind demonstrated in this book. It was done in ways that my boys could understand and in cute story form, not forced like some morals are in books.
Pat Zietlow Miller is a bestselling children’s book author. She is the author of Sophie’s Squash, which was starred by Kirkus, Booklist, SLJ, and PW, as well as awarded the 2014 Crystal Kite Award, the 2014 Golden Kite Award, a 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Honor, and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor. Her second book, Wherever You Go, received two starred reviews and has sold in multiple translations. She is also the author of Sharing the Bread, Sophie’s Squash Goes to School, and The Quickest Kid in Clarksville.