In this book we see children doing and saying what children quite often do and say, but the author shows the reader exactly how much his/her words can hurt another person. If we lie, make fun of others or don’t allow them to join our group of friends, we are inflicting unnecessary pain. The main theme of Javernick’s book is to think before we speak, realize the power of our words, and use them wisely.
I found the story-line simple and important, and it seemed to capture many moments that children face. The illustrations were colorful and appropriate to the theme, but I found the expressions on many faces harsh and perhaps a bit unsettling for younger children.
All in all Javernick gives us a book on the importance of kindness at a time we most definitely need it.
Publisher - Two Lions
Date of Publication - August 1, 2018