In the fall of 2018, disillusioned with the state of the world, I started drafting a simple children’s book. The early lyrics came to me while listening to the news on a five-hour drive home from visiting family. That night, I mocked up a book and, within a few days, posted an early draft to my Facebook, begging friends with kids to do an early read and offer feedback. My book is a little different than others I’ve read, though.
When I read books to kids, I enjoy asking them questions about what we are reading. My goal is to develop their critical thinking skills, and I’m curious about their ideas as they shape their worldview and strengthen their voice. Admittedly, I think I wrote the book more for adults than I did for kids. I wanted to provide a way for grown people to talk to littles about awareness, compassion, and taking action in service of others. And I believe littles have a lot to teach us, too.
Two iterations and a year later, I launched the book! And now, four years later, I’m giving it away for free. I hope you love it!
About the Book
This book is a beacon of hope and learning for young readers aged 3 to 7. Through its engaging content and integrated discussion guide, it encourages children to embrace awareness, compassion, and action. As adults and teens, we have the incredible opportunity to guide children towards recognizing the world around them, sparking empathy, and empowering them to take meaningful steps towards creating a better world.