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Be kind / Pat Zietlow Miller ; illustrated by Jen Hill.

By: Miller, Pat Zietlow [author.].
Contributor(s): Hill, Jen, 1975- [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextEdition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781626723214; 1626723214.Subject(s): Kindness -- Juvenile fiction | Helping behavior -- Juvenile fiction | Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Bullying -- Juvenile fiction | Kindness -- Fiction | Conduct of life -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Themes -- Emotions & Feelings | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Themes -- Friendship | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Themes -- Values & Virtues | Bullying | Conduct of life | Helping behavior | Kindness | Conduct of life -- FictionGenre/Form: Picture books for children. | Picture books. | Picture books. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Picture books. | Children's stories -- Pictorial works. | Picture books.DDC classification: [E] LOC classification: PZ7.M63224 | Be 2018Other classification: JUV039220 | JUV039060 Summary: When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference or at least help a friend.
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When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference or at least help a friend.

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PreS-Gr 2-Miller explores the topic of kindness through the story of a child pondering how to respond when a friend spills grape juice on herself. In the language of a child's thoughts, Miller provides examples of kindness (giving, helping, paying attention), and acknowledges that it is not always easy to be kind, especially when others aren't. Miller helps bring this abstract concept into concrete terms of children's lives. The illustrations are gentle and effective. The children's faces are expressive, and thick brushstrokes and watercolor add texture and depth to the pages. The color purple receives extra attention, but is well balanced with other colors and white space. The book presents the powerful message that small acts of kindness matter, and that they can build with other acts of kindness to make a difference. This is adeptly illustrated with vignettes representing kindness circling the globe, coming full circle to the schoolyard where the protagonist gives Tanisha a purple watercolor picture. While the protagonist could not fix the problem, the act of kindness still made a difference. VERDICT Books about kindness are frequently requested in public and school libraries alike. This title is a valuable addition on this topic and will promote conversation about what it means to be kind.-Clara Hendricks, Cambridge Public Library, MA © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Pat Zietlow Miller is a children's book lover and a contributor at picturebookbuilders.com. Her picture books include Sophie's Squash, Sophie's Squash Go To School, Wherever You Go, Sharing the Bread, and The Quickest Kid in Clarksville. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Visit her online at patzietlowmiller.comJen Hill is the illustrator of several picture books, including Diana's White House Garden by Elisa Carbone, Spring for Sophie by Yael Werber, and Doing Her Bit by Erin Hagar; and is also the author and illustrator of Percy and Tumtum: A Tale of Two Dogs. She is a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her online at jenhillstudio.com

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