One girl’s simple act of kindness causes ripples in her community in The Little Things, a witty, heartwarming story about paying it forward.
The day after a mighty storm, a little girl finds a sea star that has washed up on shore, and she returns it to the ocean. Seeing her small act of kindness, an old man heads to an animal shelter with his grandson to pick a dog in need of a home. His grandson feels inspired to help an elderly woman clean up her yard, which inspires a teenager to pack an extra lunch for someone in need, and on and on until each small gesture builds toward a magnificent conclusion.
Full of humor, heart, and proof of the generosity that we all have inside of us, author Christian Trimmer and illustrator Kaylani Juanita’s story is a welcome reminder: It’s the little things that make a big difference.
“With its fun illustrations, this story may inspire young readers to try a little kindness.” —Kirkus Reviews
"With its fun illustrations, this story may inspire young readers to try a little kindness."Kirkus Reviews