Kid’s books: Kindness

If you write kid’s books, or read them, do you like the characters to show kindness to others? I love when that happens. Isn’t it heartwarming when you hear a real story of people who make a difference to others? Today I’ll share one of those stories with you.

Suppose your little daughter had many serious health issues? What if doctors said not to expect her to live more than a few weeks?  But little Avelynn or Avi, surprised everyone and she’s still here at three years old. She’s an amazing little girl. When Manual High School’s football team met her, their lives “Were forever changed.” The athletes volunteered to help clean up Avelynn’s yard as part of their community service work. Here’s what one of the team members said, “When we saw that little girl walk out onto her new lawn, it touched my heart so much,” Losseny Kone, a senior running back, told the station. “I wanted to cry.”  The team found out that brave little girl has already endured six open heart surgeries! What happened next?

Avelynn absolutely adored her new yard. It used to be nothing but dirt. Now it was soft, green grass. But how did the players react?  They all “Fell in love with her.” They wanted to plan something extra special for little Avi. Here are their thoughts:

“There are times in your life when you are lucky enough to meet someone that will forever impact your life in ways that you didn’t know were possible,” the announcer said on the night of the game. “Tonight, Avelynn is serving as our honorary captain, leading the team in the same way she has led our hearts.”

“Little Avi donned a blue dress with ruffles at the neck as she walked onto the field. Clinkscales says that the team gave Avi a signed photo of the boys at work in her backyard, the game ball and a “princess crown.”

The Thunderbolts should be extremely proud of their efforts. They’ve definitely made a huge difference in Avelynn’s life, haven’t they?

If you like stories where a child beats the odds, you may enjoy the first of my kid’s books, Tails of Sweetbrier. The message it shares is to never give up on your dreams. You may beat the odds if you persevere. If you don’t care for non-fiction, you may like these kid’s books: Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes, or Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog, where the cute animal characters make a big difference in their friends’ lives.

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copyright 2015: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne


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Comments & Responses

6 Responses so far.

  1. When I talk about my books, I’m always VERY surprised how people react to my book about the girl who hands out roses on Valentine’s Day to the girls/guys who usually don’t get them. People really react to children’s stories where the lead character is someone very giving. I’m going to have to incorporate that into more of my books.


  2. Sherry Ellis says:

    Avi sounds like a sweet girl!

  3. Kevin Cooper says:

    I think it’s very important to model good qualities in children’s books. Kindness is an excellent quality to show, but it should be balanced with caution.

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