Hurray! It’s Perfect Picture Book Friday again!
I don’t know about you, but there are so many great books out lately that it’s hard to pick just one each week!
But I had no trouble picking this one. Such a beautiful story, and so well written!
Have a look!
Title: A Flood of Kindness
Written By: Ellen Leventhal
Illustrated By: Blythe Russo
Publisher: WorthyKids, April 13, 2021, fiction
Suitable For Ages: 4-8
Themes/Topics: hardship, kindness, resilience
Opening: “The night the river jumped its banks, everything changed.”
Brief Synopsis: When Charlotte’s home is made uninhabitable by flood waters, she must go to a shelter and rely on the kindness of others for food, clothing, and shelter. It is uncomfortable, scary, and unfamiliar, and Charlotte is assailed by a flood of emotions – fear, anger, sadness, and loss. Eventually, the kindness shown to her by others allows Charlotte to pass kindness on.
Why I Like This Book: As writers, we all believe that every child should have the opportunity to see him/herself in a book, to know that whatever they may be experiencing, others have experienced it too and they’re not alone. Although this story specifically relates to a flood, it’s a story that any child who has ever experienced displacement or loss will feel understood and seen by. The text is powerful in its spareness, using just the right words to tell the story so the reader can experience the emotions along with Charlotte. And the ending is poignant, sweet and hopeful, and shows that kindness multiplies. A wonderful book to show kids the importance of paying it forward.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😊
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! 😊