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Kindness is a Kite String

The Uplifting Power of Empathy

Cultivating kindness is easy when you try. Spread a little kindness and watch empathy ripple through the community… spreading happiness like sunshine, connecting diverse groups like a footbridge, and lifting hope like a kite string.

How can YOU lift others with kindness? This compelling book illustrates simple, yet impactful ways to spread kindness and brighten the lives of others. Through poetry, the inspiring words uplift young readers, planting seeds of empathy, kindness, and community support. Kindness is a Kite String by Michelle Schaub carries the key message of kindness as well as how to teach similes and metaphors supported by the many advocates of positive parenting solutions. It'll sit comfortably on your shelf alongside other books that focus on the power of kindness. Like the work of Diane Alber (Scribble Stones) and Brandon Walden (Trees). This book comes with a free Reader’s Guide for children. It includes reproducible handouts that ask children to create their own similes, metaphors, and more.

Details & Purchasing

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  • 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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