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Kindness Counts 123

Kindness Counts 123

Illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan


Kindness Counts 123

About the Book

Teaching little ones about kindness can be as easy as 1, 2, 3! This bright and engaging board book invites young readers to count down from 10 while discovering the many ways to make the world a kinder place. Through vibrant illustrations and age-appropriate language, this 26-page kindness book will help kids 2-5 learn the important concepts of empathy and compassion.

Whether it be delivering cookies to a new neighbor, sharing toys, or saying "I love you" to Grandma and Grandpa, this book is filled with tangible ways kids can show kindness toward others. It’s a perfect book to read aloud at home or in the classroom to spark conversations about kindness and empathy. Showcasing a diverse cast of children, this book’s joyful illustrations and simple words encourage children to be their best selves wherever they go.

Featuring durable cardstock pages and approachable, kid-friendly language, this book offers a thoughtful and fun read-aloud experience that young children will enjoy again and again. This book is crafted by childhood experts to promote strong social and emotional skills, strengthen early math skills and build positive associations with reading.

Product Details

On sale: February 4, 2020
Age: 2-5 years
Grade: Up to Kindergarten
Page count: 26 Pages
ISBN: 9781684376520

Author Bio

R.A. Strong is an editor and writer. She enjoys sharing kindness by donating warm clothes in the wintertime, surprising people with cakes, and picking up litter whenever she can. Though her favorite thing of all is making others smile.

Ekaterina Trukhan is a Russian illustrator. She graduated from Camberwell College of Arts and has since illustrated children's books. She draws her inspiration from everyday life, mid-century illustration, and the books she had when she was a child. Visit her on the Web at ekaterinatrukhan.com and goodillustration.com


“From the beloved brand Highlights comes a new set of picture books for kids. One, in an A-Z format, this book will show kids all the different ways they can bring a little kindness into the world. Think helping with chores, delivering cookies to a neighbor, standing up for what’s right and more. The other does the same in counting form and featuring a diverse cast of kids and beautiful illustrations, these are both excellent books to read aloud in a classroom or at home before bedtime.” – Red Tricycle

“Kindness is something everyone can relate to. . . Using 123’s and ABC’s, these books make the concept of kindness more manageable for kids and just as fun for adults. They are full of ideas of how any age can share a little love with the world. Take time to read them together and then go out as a family and put what you learned into action!” - Taylor Mariott, Medium