Because of You

Overview

With gentle, joyful illustrations, this celebration of the potential in each person illuminates the simple ways the world can be a better place — because of you.

Each time a child is born,
the world changes.

Each child brings to the world one more person to love and care for — and one more person who can love and care for others. As children grow and learn, they can teach others and share feelings, ideas, and ...

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Overview

With gentle, joyful illustrations, this celebration of the potential in each person illuminates the simple ways the world can be a better place — because of you.

Each time a child is born,
the world changes.

Each child brings to the world one more person to love and care for — and one more person who can love and care for others. As children grow and learn, they can teach others and share feelings, ideas, and things. Just as each of us sometimes needs help, we can also find ways to help others. The author and illustrator of MY BOOK OF THANKS reunite to show, through everyday examples, how acts of kindness, understanding, and generosity — no matter how small — can make all the difference in the world.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-"Each time a child is born, the world changes." Using everyday examples, Hennessy demonstrates how young children help, and are helped by, the people in their lives; grow and learn; and teach others. They share toys, feelings, and ideas. These actions create friendships, and friendships around the world create peace. "It might begin-because of you." The tone is tender and warm, and is reinforced by the soft watercolor-and-ink illustrations. Short sentences make the book appropriate for young listeners and beginning readers, who will find the pictures appealing. A good choice for quiet moments, or to introduce the themes of kindness, friendship, and peace.-Suzanne Myers Harold, Multnomah County Library System, Portland, OR Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763619268
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 299,603
  • Age range: 3 months - 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 9.43 (w) x 10.12 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

B. G. Hennessy is the author of MY BOOK OF THANKS, THE ONCE UPON A TIME MAP BOOK, and the Dinah Dinosaur Brand New Readers. Of BECAUSE OF YOU, she says, "Each of us, even the youngest child, makes a difference. Helping children understand that their choices determine what kind of a difference they will make is at the heart of this book."

Hiroe Nakata was born and grew up in Japan, where her grandfather encouraged her to draw. A graduate of the Parsons School of Design, she is the illustrator of MY BOOK OF THANKS and of LUCKY PENNIES AND HOT CHOCOLATE by Carol Diggory Shields. "BECAUSE OF YOU has a message for every one of us," she says. "It makes me proud that I am a part of the world."

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