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Review by Petra Katzenstein, Jewish Historical Museum A’dam

โ€œโ€ฆ This world needs a Counting Book of Kindnesses. The way it is written and illustrated is pure and intense, and it took courage to convey such a difficult subject in a light, appealing and positive way. But it is more than that: by choosing to portray the refugee childโ€™s journey through the lens of help offered along the way, it shows, to children and adults alike, the best we can teach ourselves. In the words of Victor Frankl, psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor: โ€˜When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change our attitude towards it.โ€™ May this book challenge and inspire us to change our attitude, to open our eyes to the kindness around us, and to be kind ourselves.โ€

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Review by Sarah Grace, Int. School Amsterdam

โ€œHollis Kurman’s captivating Counting Book of Kindnesses shows how with care, thought and artistic flair, young children can be introduced to important global issues whilst allowing hope to shine through. I can imagine teachers using this book to stimulate meaningful dialogue about child refugees and foster empathy for those who go through such challenging experiences.โ€

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