I love this time of year. We get to be with our friends and family to celebrate the season and give thanks.
Recently I discovered another heartwarming story that provides a wonderful opportunity for discussions about giving, helping others in need, and empathy.
What a perfect story to share with my children and kindergarten students this time of year!
Picture Book Title: SHELTER
Written by: Celine Claire
Illustrated by: Qin Leng.
Synopsis: A storm is coming and the forest animals rush to prepare when two strangers emerge from the fog. The animals wonder: Who are these strangers? What are they doing here? What do they want?
When the strangers kindly ask to exchange tea for a chance to sit by a warm fire, or have some cookies for dipping, even just a spot to take comfort in the light of one’s hearth, the strangers are turned away. Except for one generous critter named Little Fox. Because of his kindness, the others discover the meaning of compassion and generosity.
So there you have it! If you’re on the lookout for a picture book to read this time of year, check out Celine Claire’s heartwarming story.
Also, if you have a picture book about kindness, generosity, empathy, etc. that you enjoy reading with your family (or just love reading!), please feel free to leave it in the comments below.
Happy reading and Happy Thanksgiving!