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Friday, 17 May 2019

Review: Kindness Rules!

Kindness Rules! is a funny board book about manners.

The central character is Magic the elephant. His friends include a crocodile, unicorn, and hammerhead shark. There's also a koala, rabbit, turtle, and many others.

Magic sets a good example for his friends in how to meet new people, be welcoming, and sharing.

He demonstrates how it is polite to say please, and not to shout when you're angry, but to use words to explain how you feel.

Other concepts in Kindness Rules! include being gentle and aware of personal space, taking turns to speak, and saying sorry when you hurt someone.

In robust board book format, this is a bright and colourful book. The characters fill the page, with text prominently fitted at the top, supported by appropriate speech balloons.

Colourful and quirky, Kindness Rules! sets out the rules of basic etiquette in a way that children will understand. And at the end Magic sums up all the etiquette in 'the golden rule: treat others the way you want them to treat you!'

This book is one of a series created by sisters Eunice Moyle and Sabrina Moyle who started Hello!Lucky as a way of 'using creativity to spread joy, fun and kindness.' Kindness Rules! is a success at doing that.

Title: Kindness Rules!
Author: Eunice Moyle
Illustrator: Sabrina Moyle
Publisher: Abrams Appleseed, $13.99
Publication Date: April 2019
Format: Board book
ISBN: 9781419734267
For ages: 0 - 5 
Type:  Picture book

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