From the irrepressible team behind All Kids Are Good Kids comes a board book that celebrates different types of kindnesses in the world.
Plant a seed, push a swing. Kindness makes your heart sing.
There is so much kindness in the world and this sweet board book celebrates those special differences that make kind acts both individual and similar. Judy Carey Nevin’s bouncing text paired with Susie Hammer’s bright, brilliant art showcases a creative look at how important kindness can be. From optimistic ideas of hope to small acts of goodwill, each scene shares the heart of the story: kindness makes our world a better place.
Judy Carey Nevin twice received a fortune from a New York City fortune cookie that read “You are a lover of words. You will someday write a book.” Judy never expected that fortune to come true, but she has unexpected inspirations that she just has to get on paper. Her sensibilities lean toward texts for the very young, especially preschool. Judy spent some of the best years of her career as an editor at Viking Children’s Books, where she specialized in picture books and easy-to-read books. Judy is a library director in Ohio, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and pooch.
Susie Hammer is a Polish illustrator and graphic designer based in Madrid. Susie uses simple shapes and vivid colors to create a playful, happy imaginary world. She loves drawing and painting and mixing techniques to create something different with each project. Although she works mostly digitally, her hands are frequently stained with all the colors of the rainbow. Susie’s illustrations can be found on textiles, paper goods, and in magazines and books throughout Europe. When she is not daydreaming about dogs driving cars, Susie can be found teaching art workshops for children.