Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Boy on the Yellow Bus

Kindness comes with a pass-it-on mindset in Crystal Bowman’s winsome picture book The Boy on the Yellow Bus. In it, one act of kindness leads to another, showing how even a small act can make a big difference in someone’s life.

“And that’s the way the whole day went/ and that’s how kindness starts. / When someone cares and someone gives,/ it blesses people’s hearts.”

With bright engaging illustrations and big, simple text, the book encourages readers to share, help, and show kindness… even if no one else sees what you do. The book also includes a note from the author with suggestions for ways kids can show kindness and Bible verses to explore.

The book ends with this succinct summary: “You can do important things/ no matter what your size. / And when you’re kind to others,/ you’re a hero in God’s eyes.”

What I Like: Bowman does a fantastic job with the rhyme and meter. She makes the text bounce and sing, an especially appealing element for youngsters. Plus, the illustrations make a darling frame for an important message. I especially liked the inclusion of ideas and Bible verses.

What I Dislike: Nothing

Overall Rating: Excellent

Age Appeal: Ages 4-8

Publisher Info: Standard Publishing, 2010; ISBN: 978-0784723975; Hardcover, 32 PGS., $12.99

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