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Kindness is a Kite String

The Uplifting Power of Empathy

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What happens when one child chooses kindness to start the day?

It starts a chain reaction! Watch kindness (empathy) ripple through the community…spreading happiness like sunshine, connecting diverse groups like a footbridge, and lifting hope like a kite string.

Details & Purchasing

Where to Buy

  • Release Date Spring 2021
  • 32 pages • 9x11 • Ages 4 to 10
  • Hardcover Picture Book,
  • Ebook ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-7330359-8-9
  • ISBN (ebook): 978-1-7330359-9-6
  • Lexile Leveling: 460 Fountas & Pinnell Level: L

Book Reviews

Courtney Hinshaw (Ramona Recommends)

"Something that I LOVED when I opened the book was the questions the author leaves to help teachers and parents use this book as an interactive read aloud. ⁣"

Maya Espiritu (Book Influencer)

"A story that shows how kindness and empathy ripple through a community~ all started by one small boy’s choice to start his day with kindness (a big hug for his mama!)."

Midwest Book Review

"This compelling picture book by the team of author/storyteller Michelle Schaub and artist Claire LaForte illustrates simple, yet impactful ways, to spread kindness and brighten the lives of others."
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Kirkus Reviews

"A sweet message of kindness and empathy"
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Book Awards

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Cardinal Rule Press

P.O. Box 930237 • Wixom, MI 48393