I Can Be Kind by Amie Carlson, illustrated by Hether Heyworth is a sweet book for both boys and girls. It’s demonstrates practical examples and ways of how children can show kindness toward the people in their lives. The book is packed with scripture on nearly every page taken from the NLT version of the Bible. The scripture is in a simple form making it easy for children as young as even three years old to understand and memorize!
The illustrations are colorful and very kid friendly! We see the characters in the book doing things like using kind words, helping with chores, waiting their turn, saying please and thank you, giving a hand to someone, and having a great attitude. At the end of the book, there’s a page of ten ways to show good manners.
This book is a lift the flap book which makes engaging and exciting to children who love knowing what’s behind it. What’s behind it is a visual act sometimes finishing a illustration or demonstrating something following what was seen before the flap was lifted. There’s a Bible verse behind every flap. The flap to be lifted is always on the right page following a short way way to be kind on the left.
I would say this book is best for children ages 3-5 years old but that’s not saying an older child can’t benefit from it.
I feel this book is an excellent teaching tool for at home, school, or church classroom setting! I highly recommend this book and am excited to invest in the others by in this series!