Human Kindness: True Stories of Compassion and Generosity that Changed the World

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Do you ever wonder when humans started being kind or why it is so important to continue today? This book is filled with intriguing stories of compassion and empathy throughout history, starting with the caring cavemen and ending with present times. It also includes scientific information involving kindness (describing serotonin, the ahoy hormone, and how kindness can improve our mental and physical health).

Author John Francis has packed a wealth of information into each page of this book. During these sixty pages, readers will learn about kind inventions, peaceful protests, acts of service in wartime, and how to be kind to our planet, family, peers, and community.

The colorful and creative illustrations created by Josy Bloggs are detailed, thoughtful, and beautiful. She represents diversity by including people of all colors as well as differently-abled individuals. The story is designed for older readers of picture books from ages eight to twelve. I believe this book would be best enjoyed in small sections as opposed to reading it all in one sitting. This would be a great selection for older readers who are interested in history and science and excited to learn.

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Author John Francis
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 64 pages
Publisher What on Earth Books
Publish Date 06-Sep-2022
ISBN 9781912920327 Buy this Book
Issue September 2022
Category Children's