A Small Kindness

by Stacy McAnulty

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Teach the importance of goodwill with this impactful picture book with a solid pay-it-forward message to encourage kindness in young children.

“It was like a game of tag, with one small act of kindness spreading throughout a small community of kids and teachers alike. Award-winning children’s book author Stacy McAnulty packs a powerful punch with minimal text, providing a sweet message about all the small ways one can be kind. Illustrator Wendy Leach creates a diverse cast of characters while using color as a visual cue to how kindness is able to spread, even in a small community like a school. Overall, A Small Kindness is sure to speak to this new generation of children and their parents."

– Goodreads

Listen

Visit Tumblebook Library

-Log in to the Tumblebook database
-Click TumbleSearch
-Search by Title: Contest Between the Sun and the Wind
-Listen, watch, and read along with the narrator about a fable of how kindness wins over force.

https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com

User Name: fauquier

Password: reads

Learn

Visit Britannica School

-Click the Elementary Tree arrow
-Search “Aesop"
-Learn more about the Greek fable-teller Aesop.

https://school.eb.com

School Access ID: fcps1

Passcode: welcome

Share

Discussion

-Share how the pictures use color to show how kindness is spreading.
-Discuss how spreading kindness in the story is like playing a game of tag.
-You can show kindness with the things you make, say, and do. Make a list of 10 ways you can show kindness to others this month.