kid’s books: Kindness
When I write kid’s books I love to show the characters being kind to others. For example, in Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, the animal characters look for a new career. They come up with a great idea to help others. You’ll be surprised at how creative they are at helping others. The sequel to that kid’s book is Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog. This time, adorable little Hattie the Chicken is horrified when she learns about the article in The Gazette. Everyone works together to cheer up Hattie’s very sad friends. They even show obnoxious little Bentley Bulldog how to behave! This is the fifth of my kid’s books. It’s full of fun and adventure.
Have you ever wondered what kindness is? Someone named Patience Salgado overheard children wondering about magic. She explained that “people and their kindness are the magic — she began the Magic Wand Project.” Amazing things can be accomplished through kindness, don’t you think? In my area, the Girl Scouts started “The Kindness Magic Wand Project” in Ridgefield. What happened next? “Scouts decorated three Kindness Magic Wands and attached a hanging tag on each that said, “You have just found a Kindness Magic Wand … and are invited to spread kindness magic into the world! Children who find these wands are invited to perform three acts of kindness, then leave the wands for other children to find.”
Imagine what you might do as your three acts of kindness. You could help a neighbor in need. Can you collect some flowers from your garden as a gift to a friend who is sad? Would you like to write a note to your Mom reminding her she’s the best ever? Maybe there’s a new kid in the neighborhood who’s very shy. Could you stop by to visit? Just think of all the wonderful magic you can create, just with a few kind deeds. You’ll make your part of the world a much happier place by creating some special “magic.” Aren’t you proud of what you’ve done? You could even write kid’s books of your own!
No matter whether you write kid’s books, or volunteer to help others, or do something else, you’re making a difference. Keep up the good work!
Copyright 2015 Deanie Humphrys-Dunne