This lovely collection reminds us, in a very touching and 'just right' way that kindness is key so if you haven't already got them in your school add them to your collection from your local bookshop because they really need your support right now.
In 'The Suitcase' by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros a strange animal appears with only a suitcase in his possession-he looks so sad and weary. Three friends come upon the animal and find out how to be kind in the best of ways even though, at the start, they are rather suspicious.
In 'Three by the Sea' by the amazing Mini Grey (Traction Man, Biscuit Bear and Hermelin to name but a few) the cat, the mouse and the dog rub along together in sweet harmony in their home. The dog keeps the garden, the cat does the housework and the mouse does all the cooking...until one day a stranger comes along and turns their world upside down.
See what happens and how the three overcome this intrusion....
Lastly a book with a slightly different theme but nonetheless important, especially at this time. 'When Sadness Comes to Call' by Eva Eland is a really vital book for all of us because it acknowledges that it is normal and ok to feel sad. It is part of our human ness and it offers a different perspective. Instead of immediately worrying about feeling sad and immediately trying to change it it steers us in a different direction.
It's a really lovely way of representing sadness and actually I think it is great for grown ups too.
Really hope you are reading reading reading in these strange times. It's the thing that is keeping me going and I'm trying to finish lots of books I started pre lockdown but I haven't got very far!
I'll tell you more about them later.....in the meantime enjoy the sun and curl up with a book whenever you can-reading is GOOD FOR YOU.