How Can We Be Kind?

Looking for a picture book that combines cute animals with a gentle message? Pick up How Can We Be Kind? Wisdom from the Animal Kingdom by Janet Halfmann and illustrated by Darla Okada.

Author Janet Halfmann has searched the animal world for endearing examples of kindness.  Condensing complex concepts into a few simple to understand words, she explains how animals perform loving acts of empathy and caring for members of their own species and other species as well.

Young readers learn about how different animals behave as well as get ideas about how to be kind themselves.


The illustrations are full of color and activity.  I can’t decide which are the most adorable. The emus are fun. The European badgers in a field of red flowers are sweet. The playful orangutans? They all are my favorites.

Back matter is included. The “Meet the Animals” section has color photographs of the featured animals  and more information about how each animal lives with and looks after its fellow creatures.

How Can We Be Kind? is lovely for bedtime reading. It might also be appropriate to accompany a trip to the zoo.  Be kind and read a copy to a loved one today!

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 3 – 5 years
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Frances Lincoln Children’s Books; Illustrated edition (July 5, 2022)
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0711268797
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0711268791



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