A small kindness

by McAnulty, Stacy,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 6 copies
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC McAn
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC MCANULTY
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It was like a game of tag, with one small act of kindness spreading throughout a small community of kids and teachers alike. Award-winning children's book author Stacy McAnulty packs a powerful punch with minimal text, providing a sweet message about all the small ways one can be kind. Illustrator Wendy Leach creates a diverse cast of characters while using color as a visual cue to how kindness is able to spread, even in a small community like a school. Overall, A Small Kindness is sure to speak to this new generation of children and their parents.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A clever visual conceit helps demonstrate the simple power of paying kindness forward in this gentle, encouraging picture book. It's the first day of school, and one class is full of nervous kindergarteners. Leach's sepia-toned scenes reveal an inclusive group of kids lined up to go inside, all of whom have apprehensive faces, except for Alice, who appears in full color. Alice smiles at Lucas, Lucas greets Jasmine, Jasmine passes the class guinea pig to Xavier, and so on. With each friendly gesture, a soft ribbon of color passes between the characters, who then appear in bold, vibrant hues for the rest of the story. By the end of the day, everyone, including the teacher and school janitor, moves from a muted, monochromatic palette to bright, cheerful color, a tidy visual signal of how small gestures of kindness can turn a day around. Though there are plenty of books on similar themes, McAnulty and Leach's benefits from the strong imagery, which could be particularly useful for pre-readers nervous about starting school for the first time."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Kindness -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Kindness -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Publisher Philadelphia :2021
Edition First edition.
Contributors Leach, Wendy, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
ISBN 9780762495221
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