Ages 3 to 5, Grades P to K
A heartwarming and visually diverse book about the fundamental value of kindness and how kids can join in.
Imagine a world where everyone is kind.
How can we make that come true?
This simple but impactful picture book teaches the youngest readers how to be kind. Nearly 40 different illustrators have collaborated to create this artistic treat and affirm the universal importance of kindness. From listening to offering a helping hand to simply giving someone a smile, it's easy for children to help make the world a better place.
About the Author
Steve Antony is the popular author and illustrator of Please, Mr. Panda; I'll Wait, Mr. Panda; Thank You, Mr. Panda; The Queen's Hat; Green Lizards vs. Red Rectangles; and Betty Goes Bananas. The Queen's Hat was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal in the UK. Steve lives in Swindon, England. Visit him online at www.steveantony.com.
Serge Bloch is a Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner and recipient of France's Baobab Award. He has written and illustrated numerous books for children and young adults. He lives in Paris, France, and New York City.
Marianna Coppo is an author-illustrator from Italy. She studied editorial illustration at MiMaster in Milan, and now focuses on freelance illustration in Rome. She is one of the curators of Tentacoli, an independent label which specializes in fanzines and handmade products. Petite Pétra is her first picture book.
Lucia Gaggiotti is a graphic designer and artist and the illustrator of How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? and Where Did My Clothes Come From?, both written by Chris Butterworth. Lucia Gaggiotti lives in London. You can find her online at luciagaggiotti.com.
Nicola grew up just outside London and completed a BA in Illustration Animation at Kingston University in 2014. She has already gone on to win a national illustration competition in the UK. She loves drawing the natural world, and is greatly inspired by the countryside, folklore, and the sea.
Sarah McIntyre has published several award-winning and bestselling books in the United Kingdom, including Orris the Mankiest Monster by Giles Andreae and Oliver and the Seawigs. She is crazy about raspberry jam, loves incredible hats and wigs that she often makes herself, and adores making comics with her friends. She lives in London. Visit her online at jabberworks.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @jabberworks.
Guy Parker-Rees is one of today's bestselling children's book illustrators. He is the illustrator of the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance, as well as Dinosaurumpus!, both written by Giles Andreae. Guy lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and three sons. Visit him online at guyparkerrees.com.
Over six and a half feet tall, with a bushy beard, there's no doubt that Philip Ardagh is not only very big but also very hairy. He writes fiction and nonfiction for all ages, and his Eddie Dickens Trilogy books are bestsellers. When not writing silly books, Mr. Ardagh is very serious indeed and frowns a great deal. He lives with a wife and son and a cat in a seaside town somewhere in England.
David Roberts has illustrated several books for children, including The Eddie Dickens Trilogy, and lives in England.
Axel Scheffler's award-winning books include Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, and The Gruffalo. His illustrations have been published in more than 30 countries. He lives in London, England.
Britta Teckentrup is the author and illustrator of The Odd One Out, Big Smelly Bear, and Grumpy Cat. She lives in Berlin, Germany, with her artist husband and their young son. For more information, go to brittateckentrup.com.