“I Am Human: A Book of Empathy”
What does it mean to be human? Find out in this original book with delightful illustrations.
Intro: “I was born. A miracle! One of billions but unique!”
Find one’s way on life’s journey by being curious and playful, dreaming, and making discoveries.
Being human also means not being perfect.
But being human means making choices.
The back of the book includes a loving-kindness meditation.
This book promotes creative components of uniqueness, interconnectedness, and mindfulness.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because it shows the best parts of being human as well as the not so good parts. It shows how we can make choices, particularly when we make a mistake because we are only human.
TITLE: I Am Human: A Book of Empathy
AUTHOR: Susan Verde
ILLUSTRATOR: Peter H. Reynolds
PUBLISHER: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018
AGE GROUP: 4-6
TOPIC(S): compassion, social-emotional, self-awareness
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: uniqueness, interconnectedness, mindfulness
1) In what ways do you express compassion for others?
2) Perform a random act of kindness.
3) Tell someone how much you appreciate them and/or apologize for a hurt you did.
4) In what ways are you a unique human?
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