“A brilliant, beautiful book! The dreary, dark illustrations on one side visually contrast the bright, cheerful illustrations on the other side. The poetic text and use of die-cuts also use cracks and trees growing as a metaphor for relationships. Teckentrup utilizes all of her strengths; die cuts, gentle textured illustrations, poetic language, and metaphors to share a poignant lesson in kindness.
Gestures as simple as a smile can cause kindness to bloom and friendships to mend. Die-cut pages feature a sapling that grows into a flowering tree with each turn of the page as kindness is spread.
Angry words cause a crack to open up and widen, but find out what happens when kindness begins to blossom in this thought-provoking book by award-winning illustrator Britta Teckentrup. What if we were to spread kindness instead? Offering words of encouragement, sharing, caring for others, and playing together all help to make friendships stronger — and we are certainly stronger together!
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