Over time we have been collecting books and I thought I would share with you which books all about acts of kindness that I would recommend to you.
First up we have The Last Chip by Duncan Beedie
The last chip is a story all about a very hungry pigeon. He is trying to find a meal but everywhere he goes he struggles to find one as there are bigger pigeons or seagulls that won't share their food. Eventually he decides he is going to give up on the thought of eating and settles down for the night. Just as he does, somebody offers him their last chip. It ends up that its a homeless person and they become friends and sleep on the streets together.
I think the story of this book is lovely. It really sends a nice message to always be kind and share and give to others that also may be struggling. Also gives a message that no matter your situation you should always be kind and always think of others. By the homeless person giving the pigeon a chip, she then gained a friend.
I really loved the way it was written and it had some great characters in it and the illustrations went along side it really nicely. I would really recommend this story and it can be bought from Amazon or Waterstones.
Next we have A Gold Star for George by Alice Hemming
Gold stars are being given out to the animals around the wildlife park and George really wanted to get one. George was quite good at a lot, keeping his paddock clean, dressing well, but instead of focusing on just himself, he decided to help out all of his friends and ended up doing things like helping the lamas clean their pen. But because he helped out his friends, they ended up winning the stars instead of him. This made him really sad, but his friends all decided to make and give him stars to show him how good and deserving he really was of a gold star.
This story is a great story all about friends being kind to each other and also being thankful of the friends we have that help us out. It is also great that it shows that no matter how much George wanted a gold star, he would happily still help his friends out who also wanted one. It is a great story about being selfless.
The story has bright illustrations and great characters. We really enjoyed the story line. You can buy this book from Amazon.
Last but not least we have Roo the Roaring Dinosaur by David Bedford
Roo loved his Moomie, which was his little blankie that he cuddled and snuggled. He used to take it everywhere with him and one day he was out with his moomie and a mammoth in a hot air balloon came crashing down. Roo and the mammoth played and soon became the best of friends. But soon it was time for the mammoth to go. But there was one problem, there was a hole in his balloon. This is when Roo had to made a hard decision and decided that he would give up his moomie which would fill the hole in the balloon. This act of kindness didn't go un noticed though and in return the mammoth sent down his blue scarf which became Roo's new and even better moomie.
This is such a lovely story about kindness and giving. It really shows putting others before your self and is a real good tale of friendship. The illustrations are great and Roo is adorable.
I have really enjoyed reading this book to Lily and may also be a great book to read to your child if they have something that they are going to need to give away.
You can buy this book from the Books and Pieces Website.
Which book do you like the sound of?
Which book do you like the sound of?
They all sound lovely - certainly will look to buying some - never too early to learn great behavioursReplyDelete
I really like The Last Chip love the message it sends and also like that it includes a homeless person teaching that not everyone has a homeReplyDelete
I like the theme. Surprised, and delighted by pigeon :- The Last Chip. As it would likely lead to lots of chat / discussion. As some people have a fear of birds, some dislike pigeons :- Attitude or concern in regards to fouling, etc. Meanwhile not so terribly long ago pigeon fancying, pigeon racing, pigeon breeding, pigeon keeping was popular. Jack Duckworth in Coronation street kept pigeons. Apparently the Queen keeps pigeons.ReplyDelete
Then there are the other aspects within the book. Sounds good.
I think the last chip sounds really goodReplyDelete
The Last Chip looks like a lovely book to share with my grandchildren!ReplyDelete
My daughter Sheriah would love these she can be kind but sometimes she's a bit mean to her brother Charlie so these could be goodReplyDelete
I love the sound of these book and would love to read them to my grandchildren.ReplyDelete
A gold star for George looks like the perfect book to read to my little nephewReplyDelete
A Gold Star for George, seems like a nice book. Encouraging everyone to be appreciative ( rather than competitive).ReplyDelete
Roo the Roaring Dinosaur may well be a book the boys in our family would enjoy. As they are so, so keen on dinosaurs presently.ReplyDelete
Roo Thr Roaring Dinosaur makes me think of some people I have known :- Seemed tough, strong or stern. Yet were soft - hearted , i.e. Caring, Compassionate and Considerate. Only by spending time in their presence (experience) did I get to know the real person more. completely.ReplyDelete
I am going to get A Gold Star for George , what a lovely book...thanks for this great blog post!ReplyDelete
You should check out tiny tree books! They're an independent childrens book publisher in Manchester and have some wonderful books! Binx the jinx is all about friendship and Portia the Pear is about self confidence. They would definitely be lovely additions to this list! Laura :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the information.Delete
I love these sort of books, think I might get A gold star for George for my little one.ReplyDelete
Hoping you may continue with themes :- Manners, Respect, Compassion, Sharing and / or other themes would be great.ReplyDelete
Good range of books. More on the topic of kindness would be welcome.ReplyDelete
Good to have books and films, etc which encourages good behaviour. Morals, manners, positive attributes, Respect, Self Respect, Self Esteem, Positive Reciprocation, Appreciation, are some of the many aspects we want to instill in children and within Communities.ReplyDelete