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#FridayReads: Lift each other up with The Kindness Book

Blue Mountain Elementary teacher-librarian Amanda Terris recommends The Kindness Book by Todd Parr to celebrate kindness just in time for Pink Shirt Day.

Pink Shirt Day is on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. On Pink Shirt Day, we look at ways to be kinder and more inclusive towards everyone we meet. The littlest gesture of kindness towards another person can make them feel seen and less alone and that’s something we should remember on Pink Shirt Day and every other day of the year.

“What is kindness?” This is the essential question and theme of The Kindness Book by Todd Parr. Parr uses his trademark inclusive colours in his illustrations to make every reader feel comfortable and seen in this book. Throughout the book, there are simple examples of what kindness is that show you can find kindness almost anywhere. Kindness is helping your family, friends, community, and even yourself.

I think the most important thing that Todd Parr tells us in The Kindness Book is that “kindness is free.”  If we remember that it doesn’t cost anything to be kind, and that kindness can brighten someone’s day, then we can all make the world a kinder place.

The Kindness Book is available in SD42 libraries.

"The Kindness Book" by Todd Parr.

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