Humphrey roams the sea, collecting ocean treasure. The problem is, while the objects might look nice and shiny to begin with, by the next day they’ve lost their sparkle.
How to Mend a Friend is a particularly special picture book. It is about how we can support our friends when they are going through challenging times, which Karl wrote while he was undergoing chemotherapy.
Picture books are an amazing way to help instil empathy in young children. They can help children (and adults) to step into the shoes of someone else. Often, they can convey complex emotions and situations in a simple way for children to relate to. Here are five outstanding picture books (and a graphic novel) that instil empathy.
What Happened to You? by James Catchpole and Karen George is the first picture book to answer a very important question: how do we teach our children, despite any curiosities they may have, to be always be respectful to disabled people?
The book is divided into the four seasons, beginning with Spring and includes a vast range of festivals. From national holidays, cultural and religious festivals, to days that mark a historic event celebrated and some festivals that are just full-on fun!