The world can be a scary place. Anxious adults want children to be aware of dangers, but shouldn't kids be aware of kindness too? This is an antidote to the scary words and images kids hear and see every day. The characters provide the perfect complement to Leannah's words, leading us through the crowded streets of an urban day in the company of two pairs of siblings (one of color). We see what they see: the hulking dude with tattoos and chains assisting an elderly lady onto the bus; the goth teenager with piercings and purple Mohawk returning a lost wallet to its owner; and the myriad interactions of daily existence, most of them well intended. This reassuring picture book is a courageous, constructive response to the dystopian world of the news media.
Category:Education/Classroom Subcategory:Kindergarten - Gr. 7 Series:Early Childhood Education Author:Michael Leannah, Jennifer E Morris