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What Does It Mean To Be Kind?
     

What Does It Mean To Be Kind?

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by Rana DiOrio, Stephane Jorisch (Illustrator)
 

"...a beautiful book with a beautiful message...the book shows young children how easy it is to be kind through small acts and in simple ways..."—R.J. Palacio, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder

Being kind means...
Smiling at the new student in class.
Giving someone a

Overview

"...a beautiful book with a beautiful message...the book shows young children how easy it is to be kind through small acts and in simple ways..."—R.J. Palacio, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder

Being kind means...
Smiling at the new student in class.
Giving someone a compliment.
Celebrating the differences in others.

When the girl in the red hat finds the courage to be kind to the new student in class, her kindness spreads. Kind act by kind act, her whole community experiences the magical shift that happens when everyone understands—and acts on—what it means to be kind.

More Awards for What Does It Mean to Be Kind?
• 2015 Moonbeam Gold Medalist

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/21/2015
In the fifth entry in the author’s What Does It Mean... series, DiOrio begins by contemplating—somewhat obscurely—what kindness is not: “Does it mean paying with something other than money? No. Does it mean being ‘sort of’ something? No!” On the other hand, examples of kind acts, which constitute the rest of the book, are clear and conventional: “Being kind means... smiling at the new student in the class... giving someone a compliment... holding the door open for someone else... sticking up for someone who is being bullied.” Jorisch (the Betty Bunny series) presents a multicultural cast of lean-bodied children supporting and caring for one another, demonstrating patience and forgiveness. It’s a sweet and non-judgmental affirmation about the happy returns that come through kind actions. Ages 4–8. (Aug.)
Midwest Book Review
"Gentle color illustrations of children learning to be polite and helpful round out this excellent, read-aloud character building book." —Midwest Book Review
From the Publisher
"With simple, straightforward text and adorable illustrations, this book is a great go-to resource for parents and caregivers to help young children easily understand what acts of kindness are all about. Love it!" —Trudy Ludwig, bestselling author of The Invisible Boy & My Secret Bully

"...a beautiful book with a beautiful message. In language that is inspirational and never didactic, and illustrated with extraordinary grace, the book shows young children how easy it is to be kind through small acts and in simple ways. It takes a lofty concept like kindness and makes it not only attainable, but enjoyable. Cool beans!” — R. J. Palacio, author of #1 NYT bestseller, Wonder

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939775092
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
08/25/2015
Series:
What Does It Mean To Be...? Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Rana DiOrio was born in Providence, RI and grew up in a colorful Italian-American family. Her curiosity about the world began in kindergarten, while studying Western access to China and, obviously, panda bears. As a political science major/psychology minor in college, and then as a law student, she became fascinated with understanding perspective, and how just about any person, place, thing, or situation can be interpreted in so many valid ways. I believe that I have two ears, two eyes and one mouth intentionally, so I listen and observe more than I talk, she explains. As a result, I think I'm better able to respect and appreciate diversity. Rana's inspiration for writing What Does It Mean To Be Global? was the election of President Barack Obama and explaining its significance, on so many levels, to her children. Rana has written her way through life as a student, a lawyer, an investment banker, a private equity investor, and now as an author and publisher of children's picture books. Her interests include practicing yoga, reading non-fiction, dreaming, effecting positive change, and, of course, being global, green, and present. She lives in Tiburon, California with her three Little Pickles.

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MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
A recipient of the Mom's Choice Awards! The Mom's Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.