For the Love of Books

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Evening, y'all!  I hope you've all had a wonderful week!  I know that it's been quiet around here.  Homeschooling my kiddos takes A LOT of my day, and I don't always have the energy left afterward to do things for myself, including blogging; but I didn't want to let a month pass without sharing another fantastic read.  With all the ugly floating around in our world, especially as of recently, I felt like this vibrantly-illustrated, relatable book, which was written for children ages four to eight, was a fitting choice for this month's For the Love of Books pick.
What Does It Mean to Be Kind?, written by Rana DiOrio and illustrated by Stephane Jorisch, is a book about its namesake.  From "smiling at the new student in the class" and "picking up trash that isn't yours" to "noticing when someone is sad and taking the time to understand why" and "having the courage to treat others the way you like to be treated", this book isn't an exhaustive list of ways to be kind but makes doing so ever so simple and even fun!

It's so sad that there is an actual need to explain kindness, in our society, today; but I love that this book gives tangible ideas to begin demonstrating such to one another and helps open dialogue for further creative thoughts on the subject.  Our world would be a much better place if we developed a little kindness in our everyday lives. 

A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.  - Winnie the Pooh

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