kid’s books: kindness

If you write for children as I do, you do everything possible to make sure they are  kid’s books that many readers enjoy. You may want to put kindness in the spotlight. I love to show examples of kindness in my characters. But it’s even better if you can promote kindness toward others, like Jenny Karpen did. She was a new employee at Walmart when one of her customers was a elderly gentleman.  The items in his order were mostly food, with some things for his cat. When the man finished placing his order on the counter, he handed her money and asked, “Is it enough?”

Jenny answered ” No, it’s not.” The man was about to return some of his purchases. What did Jenny do? Before he could return anything, she reached into her pocket and gave him $40. of her own money, to cover the shortage. Jenny said she ” “felt really bad” and didn’t want him to go home hungry.”

When the older gentleman’s order was processed,the next person in line offered to give Jenny the money she had paid for her previous customer’s groceries. But Jenny refused because it’s against company policy to accept money from patrons.

Here’s what Jenny’s boss had to say about her actions: ““There should be more people like that in the world,” Jamie Cobb, Karpen’s manager at Walmart told News 10. “We just need to clone Jenny. We need to have Jenny’s one through ten.” Wouldn’t the world be happier place with more people who showed Jenny’s kindness?

Whether you write kid’s books or anything else, I hope you brighten the lives of others. You may know that I’m the author of 4 kid’s books,which all emphasize positive messages. My kid’s book, Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, spotlights sharing and helping others. It’s an amusing kid’s book where Charlene the Star and her animal friends work to solve problems. If you read it, I hope it becomes one of your favorite kid’s books.

Copyright 2014 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne


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  1. Sherry Ellis says:

    Jenny seems like a really nice person! That’s a lot of money to dish out. I’m not quite sure I would’ve given that much. It’s nice to know there are people like that.

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