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• Hello! A Counting Book of Kindnesses • Hollis Kurman @holliskurman_writer • Illustrated by Barroux @barrouxillustrations • Otter-Barry Books @otterbarrybooks • Published 2 July 2020 • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is a unique and beautiful counting book that introduces little readers to themes of migration, refugees, resilience, and inclusivity, while encouraging empathy, kindness, and acceptance. Another perfect read for #WorldRefugeeWeek and for #readingforempathy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The story is uplifting and full of hope, as it follows a family fleeing their war-torn country, their journey, and their arrival in a new country where they are welcomed with kindness and acceptance. They take 1 boat, with 2 hands lifting them to safety…have 4 beds to keep them safe and warm, 5 wishes giving them hope, 6 books sharing new stories and words (our favourite!)…and finally 10 new friends to play with! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The wonderful illustrations are brightly coloured, with a happy warmth that emanates love and kindness, and feature diverse characters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A wonderful illustrated spread at the back asks little readers ‘How many ways can you think of to be kind?’, and presents some facts and figures: did you know that half of the world’s refugees are children (over 10 million kids!)? There are also some useful websites listed if you’re interested in finding out more: including @amnesty, @humanrightswatch, @savethechildren, and @unicef. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This book is endorsed by Amnesty International, and 10% of author royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to @amnestyuk to support human rights (including those of child refugees). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks so much to @barryotterbooks for sharing this wonderful book with us (and perfectly timed for #WorldRefugeeWeek). We absolutely love it and can’t recommend it enough! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #worldrefugeeweek2020 #inclusivebookshelf #diversechildrensbooks #refugeebooks #kidsbookstagram #raisinglittlereaders #booksforkids #kidsbookswelove #kidlit #raiseareader #kidsbookswelove #childrensliterature #kidsillustration #readingtogether #readtoyourkids #booksforchildren #booksaremagic #littleliteracy

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