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Children’s books: caring

February 22, 2015

Glenn BirthdayWhen I write children’s books I love to put caring characters in the spotlight. Readers notice that they care for others and that makes a difference. It’s very sad when you read about people who haven’t learned how important it is to think of others. Have you heard about little Glenn Buratti? He’s a six-year-old with autism and epilepsy. Imagine how excited he was when he invited every child in his class to his birthday party. But the joy was short-lived. Not one child came to the party, nor did they return a response to the invitation. Glenn was understandably heartbroken. Glenn’s mom, Ashlee, took action. She contacted a media group called the “Osceola Rants and Raves Group, trying to share her frustrations. Here’s what she said:

“I know this might be something silly to rant about, but my heart is breaking for my son,” she told members of the group in the post. “We invited his whole class (16 kids) over for his 6th birthday party today. Not one kid came.”

“I know this might be something silly to rant about, but my heart is breaking for my son,” she told members of the group in the post. “We invited his whole class (16 kids) over for his 6th birthday party today. Not one kid came.”

What do you suppose happened next? members of the group came to Glenn’s house in groups, all toting gifts! But the surprises didn’t stop there. The local sheriff’s department had a collection to buy gifts for little Glenn. They even had a helicopter fly over his house. There was still one more surprise. Soon after his birthday, the Firemen stopped by the little boy’s house with a fleet of trucks. So, even when a situation is sad, there are kindhearted people who turn things around for the better.

Here’s what Glenn’s Mom had to say about the special surprises:

“It was probably the best gift he could have gotten,” she said. “He was really amazed to see people come together for him.”

If you’re looking for children’s books that stress kindness, you might like Charlene the Star and Hattie’s Heroes.  In this children’s book, Charlene the Star and her friends plan a fair to raise money for orphaned animals. They also work together to help their animal friends conquer fears and set goals. In my new children’s book, Charlene the Star and Bentley Bulldog, a bully arrives. His behavior is horrible at first, but you’ll be amazed at how he changed and what he did to prove it. I hope these children’s books are among your favorites.

copyright Deanie Humphrys Dunne 2015

website: http://www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com

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