by Stephen Hogtun - £9.99 Dorling Kindersley Ltd (2022)
hardback ISBN 13: 9780241488096 | ISBN 10: 0241488095
A stunning picture book to teach little ones all about the power of kindness and hope.
One day, a lonely little kitten wanders into a dull, grey station, full of dull, grey people.
Her colourful fur and bright green eyes bring warmth and life to this weary place, and soon people begin to notice the kitten. As she learns about the different travellers and their struggles from loss and loneliness, the little kitten wants to help fill their world with hope and colour, too.
This little kitten needs you to join her on an adventure like no other by offering kindness, empathy and hope to people all around you.
With passion in every page, your child can explore:
- Clever use of colour brings the story to life
- Gentle, lyrical text is perfect for reading to children aged 5-8 years to teach them about complex subjects such as loss and loneliness in a simple way
-Enchanting illustrations by author and illustrator Stephen Hogtun
This beautifully illustrated picture book for 5-8 year olds, by rising star Stephen Hogtun, explores the importance of grief, loss, hope, death, and the importance of giving time to others, providing your child with a greater awareness and understanding of emotions and feelings, to encourage early learning within the world around them. A recent study suggests that kindness has a great number of physical and emotional benefits and that children require a healthy dose of positively reinforced emotions in order to flourish as healthy, happy, well-rounded individuals. Further research confirms that kindness is contagious when people observe kind behaviour, as well as read and talk about it. A study found that the positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to "pay it forward", which can create a domino effect.
The ideal storybook for 5-8 year olds who like picture books, alongside parents, carers and teachers looking for resources to support learning of social and emotional skills and develop empathy skills in children.
In this timely and important book, author and illustrator Stephen Hogtun shows young readers the pride and sense of purpose that can come from helping others.
(Price & availability last checked: April 2022)