A World of Kindness

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A World of Kindness

Picture Book for Children Ages 3–6
ISBN: 978-1-77278-050-5 (HC)
List Price: $19.95 CAD / $17.95 USD
Hardcover with dust jacket & reinforced trade binding
Trim Size: 9 x 10 inches / 22.86 x 25.4 cm
Pages: 32

Publication Date: October 26, 2018

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

The editors of Pajama Press unite with nine of their celebrated children’s illustrators to create a picture book about the many ways a small child can make the world a kinder place.

Are you kind?

In a series of simple yet evocative questions, this impactful book asks children how they will show kindness and consideration for others. Written by the editors of Pajama Press, and illustrated by celebrated Pajama Press artists, these stunning pages inspire meaningful discussion and storytelling about the understated yet powerful ways in which children might influence the world around them. A World of Kindness goes beyond mere rhetoric to examine, in a child-friendly way, everyday social interactions where a kind word or act could have a transformative effect on others.

Royalties from the proceeds of this book will be donated to Think Kindness.

Many of the original images in this book have been donated by the artists. The cover art was created and donated by award-winning author-illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo.

Downloadable poster available!

Awards and Honours:
2018 ILA Today “Conflict: Awareness, Understanding, and Resolution” selection
2018 49th Shelf “Kids Books on Kindness” selection
2018 49th Shelf “Back to School Books” selection

“A tool to spur kindness conversations…”—Kirkus Reviews

“Every page of this book has a unique style of artwork….The settings and children featured in each scene reflect a diversity of cultures….Every child (and parent) could benefit from this book.”—Resource Links

“The real strength of A World of Kindness is its art…each illustration in its own way and style authentically highlights the joy of kindness…Preschool and Kindergarten teachers will find that A World of Kindness makes a lovely companion to now-classic picture books on kindness such as Have You Filled a Bucket Today?—CM Magazine

“The ideas are simple, but they’re also transformative and profound, and the depth and diversity of illustrations on this book provide another layer of richness, making A World of Kindness a deeply meaningful read.”—Pickle Me This

“The questions are asked of young readers, and the illustrations inspire quiet conversation about the many ways we can show kindness to others…Empathy and kindness can be severely lacking in these divisive times, and we can often look to children to show us the way.”—Sal’s Fiction Addiction

“The pictures are well chosen to convey the actions, and show diversity. A great addition to any collection.”—Canadian Bookworm

“The messages, which include being kind to animals, helping those younger than you and saying sorry when you are wrong, makes it a cute and beautiful book.”—Book Time