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ABOUT THE BOOK
The Kindness Machine
Written by Christina Dankert
Illustrated by Chad Dankert
Ages 4+ | 32 Pages
Publisher: Purple Butterfly Press | ISBN-13: 9781955119085
Publisher’s Synopsis: Creative and artistic 2nd-grade teacher, Mr. Wilson, wants to teach his students about kindness. Mr. Wilson creates The Kindness Machine, a special machine that shows the students exactly what they can do to bring kindness to their classroom and into their hearts! Instead of telling his students to “be kind,” which is something children hear from a very early age, they learn exactly what they can do in their own lives by pressing the special buttons. In the end, Mr. Wilson teaches his students that they each have their own Kindness Machine within them to help make kind decisions for others and themselves.
This creative, innovative, and fun teaching method will direct kids to be kind to one another in their classroom and beyond. The book includes discussion questions to help the reader consider not only kindness towards others but also kindness towards themselves, a lesson that is not always taught.
The Kindness Machine is a practical and innovative tool for teaching emotional literacy, kindness, and acceptance of self and others.
Available in hardcover, paperback, and as an ebook.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christina Dankert is a second-grade teacher. She has a passion for literacy and believes that we can change the world by reading to the children in our lives. This is her debut picture book. She lives in Sylvania, Ohio, with her husband, Chad, and their two children. She has dreamed of collaborating with her husband to merge their two professions of educator and artist into one meaningful product. The Kindness Machine allowed that dream to come true.
Learn more about Christina at www.christinadankert.com.
This book is aimed at children ages 4 and above, which is the perfect time to teach children these important lessons. As children enter pre-kindergarten and kindergarten they are often exposed to classrooms of children for the first time. As they do, they will encounter children from all types of backgrounds. They now must learn to work alongside and together with all those in their classroom. One of the most important and long-reaching skills to learn is to be kind. It’s not always a natural thing for children to think of kindness. Adults can make such a difference by sharing easy ways to be kind. Kindness isn’t hard but making it easy for kids is the key to learning. With the kindness machine, the teacher in this story has totally captured his student’s attention by creating a way for them to be superheroes. This is an adorable book, sure to give young children big ideas about being kind.
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One (1) winner receives:
A classroom set (30 copies) of The Kindness Machine will be sent directly to the winners’ school of choice, along with autographed bookplates personalized for each student and the teacher.
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A copy of The Kindness Machine, with bookplates autographed by author Christina DankertThe Kindness Machine: Book Giveaway