Even very young children can help to make the world a better place. This book begins with the concept of gratitude, because feeling grateful is a powerful motivator. Words and pictures show children contributing to their community in simple yet meaningful ways. Includes discussion questions, a philanthropy role-play, generosity games, and ideas for service projects.
Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., has her master’s degree in elementary education and gifted education. A former first-grade teacher, she has taught education classes at Utah State University and has supervised student teachers.
Cheri and her husband, David, have six children and enjoy the lively company of their grandchildren. They live in St. George, Utah.
Meredith Johnson has worked for over twenty years as the art director at an advertising agency.
She is also the illustrator of over 120 children’s picture books, including Free Spirit’s popular Learning to Get Along® series.
Meredith lives with her family in La Cañada, California.
Winner, Carol D. Reiser Book Award—Awarded to the book that most effectively inspires community service and volunteerism in children.