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Monday 16 March 2020

Review: Twelve Days of Kindness

It is always hard being the new girl at school. So it was for Nabila. Her name was unusual, so was the lunch she brought from home and ate by herself. And so was her hair. The other girls made fun of her.

Holly didn’t like the thought of Nabila being lonely. Even after they played together, and were chosen for the soccer team, the other girls still continued being unkind.

There were twelve days left before the soccer team’s first match.
But they weren’t working as a team. Holly and Nabila drew up a plan to show kindness to the other members for those remaining twelve days.

Will Holly and Nabila’s plan work? Does kindness help to change people? In what way can kindness be shown to others?

This brilliant book is illustrated in striking colours with a strong message to share. It is the ideal book for classroom lessons and discussion on acceptance and differences in people. It shows how a small act of kindness where there is none, can activate a chain of change in others.

Well constructed and beautifully presented, this book encourages change of attitude through kind actions in a time when kindness is a rarity, and perhaps after love, the most longed for emotion in human beings.

Title: Twelve Days of Kindness
Author: Cori Brooke
Illustrator: Fiona Burrows
Publisher: New Frontier Publishing, $24.99
Publication Date: October 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781925594751
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book