Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Kate Jane Neal
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends: New York
Words and Your Heart reminds us just how powerful words can be. The book talks about how words can help us describe detail or explain how things work. They can even be used to influence others positively, depending on how we use them. We can use our words to brighten someone’s day, or inspire them to keep trying when life gets hard. However, if we’re not careful our words can hurt others causing them to feel sad or weak. When we realize how important our words are, we can choose to use them to make the world a happier place!
Kate Jane Neal focuses on the extraordinary power words can have to spread love rather than harm. Her purpose in writing this book is to tackle verbal bullying in schools and help students create a more positive and loving atmosphere among their peers. The beautiful and direct wording, complimented by sweet and simple illustrations causes the reader to feel the significance in the message being conveyed. This book would be great to help young children who are struggling to use uplifting language at home or at school to learn how they can use their words to help strengthen those within the sound of their voice.