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Be Kind: You Can Make the World a Happier Place!

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Be Kind: You Can Make the World a Happier Place!

written by Naomi Shulman

illustrated by Hsinping Pan

Be KindLooking for a good way to make children more aware of how to be kind and demonstrate it every day? Then Be Kind: You Can Make the World a Happier Place!  by Naomi Shulman is the perfect book for you. With over 100 ideas of kind things to do, Be Kind can be read at one sitting or broken up into a suggestion per day. I would suggest doing  both! Not all suggestions are appropriate for all children or settings. For example, setting up a neighborhood lost and found could be problematic in some neighborhoods or for a child who needs boundary guidelines. I really think this is a good book for an adult to share with a child so that discussion can occur about safety issues and materials, and assistance and supervision can be provided as needed. Most of the examples, however, are just uncomplicated, courteous actions such as smiling at people or sharing room on bleachers. Just thinking of kind things and implementing them can help you think of more kind things to do. Children could even write and illustrate a book of their own ideas or a log of their acts of kindness.

I would like to extend my thanks to netgalley.com and to Storey Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Children’s Fiction

Notes: The illustrations are simple, colorful shape drawings.

Publication:  June 25, 2019— Storey Publishing 


5 Comments

  1. Wendy says:

    Looks like a special book!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. carhicks says:

    This sounds like a great book to be promoted by schools and libraries. You are right that being kind is becoming lost in the “me first” world.

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  3. Cozynookbks says:

    Hi, Linda. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    It’s sad that kindness is a lost quality in society today, and that children have to be taught to be kind because it’s difficult to learn by example nowadays. I hope that parents can share some of the suggestions in this book with their children. We sure do need more kindness today.
    I was grocery shopping earlier this week and asked a store worker (teenage male) if he could reach something in the freezer for me. He did, and I smiled and thanked him. He just looked at me like I had two heads and walked away.🤷🏽‍♀️ It seemed like he wasn’t used to receiving gratitude. 😔

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