Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light

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Bear and Coco are best friends. When Coco learns the other animals don’t care for bear because of his enormity, she comforts him. She knows Bear’s kind and thoughtful and wants to help him change others’ perception of him. When life is filled with darkness, “share some kindness, bring some light” is what her grandmother says. So she and Bear decide to give gifts to those who fear Bear. Sadly, when they make their first delivery, they’re rudely turned away by Badger. Rabbit accuses Bear of trickery, and Hedgehog and Skunk are no more welcoming than the rest. On their way home, they save Baby Deer from a snow drift, returning him to his mother. This leads the others to see inside Bear’s heart and to realize he’s a brave and gentle creature.

This is a precious story about the power of friendship and kindness. It’s also about the value of compassion and reaching out to others in need. When Coco witnesses Bear’s sadness, she feels for him and does everything she can to alleviate his pain. When the two of them discover Baby Deer’s troubles, they provide him with aid and ensure he arrives home safely. Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light illuminates the effect misconceptions have on others. Young children will benefit from witnessing this through the characters’ interactions, and they’ll celebrate with Bear when the others’ change their mind about him. Youngsters will delight in the colorful, detailed illustrations as well.

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Author Apryl Stott
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hardcover Picture Book
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2020-Oct-27
ISBN 9781534462380 Buy this Book
Issue December 2020
Category Children's