These bedtime stories to teach kindness are not patronising or sickly-sweet. These are better writers. Children will love the funny sweet stories and beautiful illustrations, but the notion of kindness (rather than lack of empathy and bullying) will sink in, just before sleep.
The Twist-a-Roo is a warm-spirited woodland tale, on the power of community and coming together to share, in times of need. Winter is approaching and everyone is storing food for a long hibernation. Apart from Badger, who wants to find something fun to play with, in the cold months ahead. After poking around in people town, she finds a Twist-a-Roo that makes flashy and splashy shapes. But when the snow starts piling in deeper, his cupboards go bare. All that razzle-dazzle can’t fill her belly. Then someone knocks at the door…
Lawrence & Sophia is the sweet story of venturing out of anxiety, to help a friend. Lawrence stays close to home because ‘out there’ is too big and loud. Sophia stays high up in the tree branches, because ‘down there’ is too dark and dangerous. When they meet and become friends, they find ways to enjoy each other’s company from their safe spots…until a storm come. Both are so worried about the other, they finally are able to take a huge scary leap into the unknown. Together they feel brave, and the future is suddenly a lot more interesting.
Share Your Love is a playful rhyming book for children age 3 to 7 on how to send loving thoughts to yourself and others, to make the world a better and more peaceful place. Even from far away, you can wish others happiness, good health, peace and safety. Use the repeated phrases to find peace and calm.
Billy and Rose: Just the Way They Are offer tips on best friends who have strong opinions and often disagree – whether it will rain or not or who likes tall blue books, or fat red ones! The perils of having a bad hair day or which flavour cupcake is best. Sharing is the antidote to arguments in this witty story of an endearing pair (a diligent sheep and mellow pig).