Each Kindness

Each Kindness

Board Book - 2012
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When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, c2012
ISBN: 9780399246524
0399246525
Branch Call Number: JP WOODSON
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Earl B.

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LauraMcShaneCLE
Feb 09, 2017

This book reminded me of The One Hundred Dresses https://cml.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1001514105_the_hundred_dresses. The theme is the same - remembering to show kindness. This is a good book for discussions on empathy and remorse. The watercolor illustrations by E. B. White are beautiful.

While a bit didactic, this is still a lovely story about grasping opportunities to show kindness to those around you.

ChristchurchKids Sep 23, 2014

After their teacher Ms. Albert gives a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong -- they've been relentlessly cruel to new student Maya, making fun of her shabby clothes and refusing to play with her. But has Chloe learned her lesson too late? This gorgeously illustrated, quiet, and realistically melancholy story delivers its message gently yet indelibly, bringing home the full emotional impact of having missed one's final chance to make up for hurting someone else. For another honest look at relationship dynamics between kids, check out Mary Ann Rodman's My Best Friend, also illustrated by Earl B. Lewis.

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IrishMoon
Aug 11, 2013

I highly recommend this book, but with a caution. This awesome book demonstrates the value of showing kindness to others, regardless of the kind of peer pressure that encourages youth to shun those who they perceive to be different than them. Part of the value of the book is that it demonstrates that there isn’t always a “happily ever after” ending to each story, as we don’t always get a 2nd chance. My caution is to read and evaluate this book before reading it to/with any child who is shy or feeling shunned or bullied. I unknowingly read it to my extremely shy 5 year old granddaughter (who also has a speech disorder) & she was sad for the rest of the day. Unfortunately for her, the book reinforced all the fears she had about being brave and trying to reach out and talk to others in an attempt to make friends, as she immediately related to the young girl in the book who was being shunned.

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WordWoman007
Feb 18, 2013

This very original book contains a haunting truth: We don't always get a second chance to do the right thing. I recommend the book to every elementary school teacher out there, but I also think that it serves as a catalyst for some important conversations between parents and their kids. You'll be thinking about this book for a long time....

ChristchurchLib Dec 26, 2012

"This gorgeously illustrated, quiet, and realistically melancholy story delivers its message gently yet indelibly, bringing home the full emotional impact of having missed one's final chance to make up for hurting someone else. For another honest look at kid-level relationship dynamics, check out Mary Ann Rodman's My Best Friend, also illustrated by Earl B. Lewis." Picture Books December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=584229

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May 12, 2017

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MB9 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 9

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