A delicious book by Alison Green with illustrations and a foreword by Axel Scheffler plus pictures by 38 international illustrators to celebrate kindness and humankind. It explores all the different ways we can be kind, by giving someone a smile, a hug, holding someone’s hand, making sure someone isn’t left out of a game or telling someone a story.
This book is quite simple a treasure trove of wisdom and beauty. The subject feels much needed as a point of discussion today. This is a book that certainly needs to grace every classroom and ideally every home too. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that even small acts of kindness make an impact. Because it has so many illustrations by different artists, the book is also a compendium of children’s book illustration. It’s a lovely place to start and then go off to explore other books by those artists, including Quentin Blake, Chris Haughton and Lydia Monks as well as international illustrators that will probably be less familiar including Marianna Coppo and Rotraut Susanne Berner. A beautiful book.