I was lucky to get this sweet ARC just before Christmas. The conceit is simple: kindness is like a game of tag. The smallest gestures–a smile, a compliment, a bit of encouragement, writing someone a note–can make someone’s day. They’ll then want to spread that good feeling on to someone else, offering their own bit of kindness. Here, being kind isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s fun! The end of the text implies the reader is now it.
The children in this book are multi-ethnic and differently abled. (One child has a walker, and another wears glasses.) But that doesn’t matter in Ms. Jones’s class!
Young readers will love the bright, vibrant illustrations. A great classroom read to encourage students to play and work together.