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Summer: My New Favorite Book to Teach Kindness

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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”- Aesop

Friends, have I got a wonderful new book for you. Teachers, homeschool families, parents…this is a book you are going to want to read with your kiddos. Summer, is a new release from Author Cao Wenxuan and illustrator Yu Rong. The message conveyed in this book is so powerful. Summer teaches of the importance of kindness, sharing, and being selfless. It not only delivers a powerful message, but it does so with beautiful words and charming illustrations!


It is summertime in the grasslands and the animals are desperate for a break from the scorching sun. Just when they think they will never find relief from the heat, they spot a tree. A single tree with a single patch of leaves to seek shelter under. The animals begin to fight and argue and all claim that it is their spot. They are only looking out for themselves and show no compassion for each other. It isn’t until the animals witness a and sweet and loving act of kindness that they realize that they could solve all of their problems if they just showed each other kindness and compassion. I won’t reveal how they solved their problem but is extremely heartwarming!

The words are beautifully written by Wenxuan and we fell in love with the bright illustrations by Rong. The colors in the book truly make you feel like you are in the middle of a hot summer day! Our favorite part is in the middle of the book when the pages are cut and grow from shorter to longer. The pages illustrate each act of kindness and it is such a lovely representation!

I truly believe that picture books are such an amazing way to share important messages with kids…and adults! Summer is a book that is full of important messages…not only about kindness and about sharing but also about looking out for each other and teamwork. Such a great addition to a classroom or home library. There is always room for more books about kindness!

Book Info

Summer is published by Imprint Books which is a part of Macmillan Publishing Group! You can click below to read more about Summer or to order your own copy! Thank you so much to my friends at Macmillan for sending me this beautiful book to share. As always, all of the opinions are my own!

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