“With simple, straightforward text and adorable illustrations, this book is a great go-to resource for parents and caregivers to help young children easily understand what acts of kindness are all about. Love it!” — Trudy Ludwig, bestselling author of The Invisible Boy & My Secret Bully
“We ask our children to be kind, but what does that really mean? ‘What Does It Mean To Be Kind?,’ with its engaging illustrations and endearing characters, gives children the tools they need to enact positive behavior in real life.” Kathryn Otoshi, author of ONE
“It’s encouraging to see a children’s book focused so specifically on the value of kindness, and one that gives so many definitions of what that term can mean. It’s also pleasant to experience the kind treatment of animals as part of what it means to be kind. The publisher includes a note in the book about their use of environmentally sustainable materials in production, demonstrating the book’s lessons in practice. This is a charming book with a welcome perspective.” — Foreword Reviews
“Gentle color illustrations of children learning to be polite and helpful round out this excellent, read-aloud character building book.” — Midwest Book Review
“…a beautiful book with a beautiful message. In language that is inspirational and never didactic, and illustrated with extraordinary grace, the book shows young children how easy it is to be kind through small acts and in simple ways. It takes a lofty concept like kindness and makes it not only attainable, but enjoyable. Cool beans!” — R. J. Palacio, author of #1 NYT bestseller, Wonder
“A wonderful book that teaches us all the healing power of kindness.” — Leon Logothetis, The Kindness Diaries
“Stephane Jorisch (the Betty Bunny series) presents a multicultural cast of lean – bodied children supporting and caring for one another, demonstrating patience and forgiveness (in this) sweet and non – judgmental affirmation about the happy returns that come through kind actions.” — Publishers Weekly
Rana DiOrio is an intrepid force for empowerment and positive change. Her purpose is to help people maximize their potential, and she continues to expound and expand upon that mission across her diverse and highly successful career.
As a corporate and securities attorney, tech-sector investment banker, investor, and advisory board member, Rana has catalyzed the financial, operational, and cultural growth of organizations for almost three decades. As an award – winning author and children’s media entrepreneur, she has sparked meaningful conversations between children and their caring adults and is focused on fostering kindness in the next generation by helping creatives who make this possible realize the full potential of their work through her company, Creative Mint, Inc. She lives in San Francisco, CA with her three children.