Author/Illustrator: Henry Cole
Age range: 3-5
Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba
The illustrations in Try a Little Kindness are reason enough to get this book for your grand. But there are also lessons to be learned such as inviting a friend over to play, sharing your toys, visiting someone who is lonely and reading to your friends. Grandparents will chuckle over some of the subtle illustrations that on closer examination might seem odd – a vulture giving a bone to a dog on the sharing page or a line of foxes inviting a chicken over in Red Rover while on a play date.
The animal characters and simple text will help young readers learn the importance of kindness in a fun way with lots of kid appeal. The book ends with the following verse that all of us should keep in mind during this busy and sometimes stressful time of year.
Think of new good deeds to do,
And some nice things to say.
Then you’ll know why kindness counts,
And look forward to each day.
About the author:
Henry Cole was born on a dairy farm where he was always kind to animals. He was an elementary school teacher for sixteen years and since illustrated more than 140 books for children, including the Moose Boys by Margie Palatini. He is also an award-winning author and illustrator of Unspoken. Visit Henry Cole at www.henrycole.net.
About the reviewer:
Jeanette Perkins is the grandmother of two adorable grandsons. She lives in beautiful St Pete Beach, FL. Jeanette is a product reviewer for GRAND and is looking forward to reviewing lots of new and useful products for all us grandparents.
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