Cara's Kindness by Kristi Yamaguchi
Published on October 4, 2016.
When you pass on some kindness, it might make its way back to you...
Cara the Cat is struggling with picking the perfect song for her new ice-skating routine. But when a friend in need turns up at the rink, Cara drops everything to lend a helping hand. All she asks is that he pay it forward! Before long, Cara's kindness is passed all around...and might even make its way back home!
Kristi Yamaguchi is an ice-skating Olympic gold medalist and world champion who knows how to lend a helping hand! As founder of the Always Dream Foundation, Kristi helps promote early childhood literacy. Through her newest picture book, Kristi inspires children of all ages to pay it forward!
I grew up watching Kristi Yamaguchi skate, so I was super excited when I saw this book at BEA. I didn't get a copy there, but I was approved to review it on NetGalley. This book is adorable! We often talk to children about being kind, but it's hard to give examples sometimes. This book is full of small examples of how to be kind.
Cara the Cat helps Darby the Dog learn how to ice skate. When he thanks her, she tells him to pass on the kindness, and he does. Darby shares his lunch with Pax, who's forgotten to bring his. Then Pax the Polar Bear helps Marky the Monkey get his ball out of the river. Each friend does a small kindness for someone else, until the kindness comes back to Cara. I loved this story. It's a sweet story that illustrates a good lesson. It's perfect for ages 4-8.
My Rating: 4 stars
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