From the author of Love Makes a Family, Kindness Makes Us Strong is a perfect tool for teaching the language of kindness to young readers. From simple acts of kindness to the bigger concepts of generosity and how it affects our inner strength, this board book is a great addition to any home library for ages two and up. Recommended By Kim T., Powells.com
Sophie Beer's art is always brimming with color and joy. I have gifted so many copies of Kindness Makes Us Strong this year; it is a particularly apt choice right now for parents with little ones teaching empathy and working through tough conversations with their kids. Bright, diverse, and hopeful, this book reminds us that, like so many things, kindness is a skill and can be practiced. Help a neighbor! Wave at a friend! Be patient with each other! Be kind. Recommended By Sarah R., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
This bright book by the creator of Love Makes a Family celebrates acts of kindness big and small.
Kindness is a friendly hello. A roaring cheer. A quick boost. Kindness is what makes us strong! This joyful board book shows various children as they extend kindness in all kinds of situations: on the playground, at lunchtime, on a bike path, and on a neighborhood street. This sweet preschool read-aloud shows the way kindness helps build friendship and community.
"Gestures big and small, from offering comfort to sharing, are shown in this ode to community building...Cheery artwork features a diverse group of children." School Library Journal (Starred Review)
The rhythmic, repetitive text makes this book an excellent read-aloud as well as a fun and rewarding choice for children who are beginning to read independently....A gorgeously illustrated, cleanly written introduction to the art of kindness." Kirkus (Starred Review)
About the Author
Sophie Beer completed a dual degree in Law and Creative Industries with distinction at Queensland University of Technology, but found the whole law thing completely wrong for her and now works primarily in children's and editorial illustration. Reveling in color, shape, and texture, she lives by one simple rule: Art should never be boring. When she's not illustrating and writing, she thinks a lot about plants, animals, music, and books.