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A New York Times bestseller​! "It's impossible to resist [this book's] big-hearted appeal." —BookPage ​A little girl and her friend Bear learn the true meaning of selfless kindness in...
A New York Times bestseller​! "It's impossible to resist [this book's] big-hearted appeal." —BookPage ​A little girl and her friend Bear learn the true meaning of selfless kindness in...
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  • A New York Times bestseller​!
    "It's impossible to resist [this book's] big-hearted appeal." —BookPage

    A little girl and her friend Bear learn the true meaning of selfless kindness in this sweet, stunningly illustrated debut picture book.
    Bear is sad. All the other animals think he's mean because he's so big. But his human friend, Coco, offers to help him. Coco shares her grandmother's advice: "When life gets dark as winter's night, share some kindness, bring some light."

    They decide to bake cookies to "share some kindness" and make lanterns to "bring some light." But when the cookies and lanterns don't work, they must look for another way to win over the other animals. And while they're at it, Coco and Bear just might discover that kindness is a gift that only comes from the heart.

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  • Author-illustrator Apryl Stott grew up drawing and making delightful creative messes. She now spends her days working in her studio, listening to podcasts, and picking up after her daughters' delightful creative messes. Her debut picture book, Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light, is a New York Times bestseller. Learn more at AprylStottDesign.com.

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    August 15, 2020
    Coco, who loves her gentle friend Bear, is shocked to learn that the other forest animals do not know about his kindness. Inspired by one of her grandmother's favorite maxims, Coco, a girl with light brown skin and curly brown hair, works with Bear to "share some kindness [and] bring some light" to the other animals in the forest. Interpreting it literally, the two make cookies (kindness) and lanterns (light) to share with the other animals. They trek through the snow-covered forest to deliver their gifts, but no one trusts Bear enough to accept them. As night begins to fall, Bear and Coco head home with the lanterns and cookies. On the way through the quiet forest, they hear a small voice pleading for help; it's Baby Deer, stuck in the snow. They help free him, and Bear gives the young one a ride home on his back. When the other animals see both that Baby Deer is safe and that Bear is responsible for this, they begin to recognize all the wonderful things about Bear that they had not noticed before. The episode is weak on backstory--how did Coco and Bear become friends? Why don't the animals know Bear better by now?--but Stott's delicately inked and colored illustrations offer beguiling views of lightly anthropomorphized woodland critters that make it easy to move past these stumbling blocks. (This book was reviewed digitally with 10-by-18-inch double-page spreads viewed at 67% of actual size.) Lit with sweetness. (Picture book. 4-8)

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