What a delightful new book to add to our Taking Care collection! Henry Hyena, Why Won't You Laugh? by Doug Jantzen (@DougJantzen1) is about a young hyena named Henry who was very blue at the zoo. He was troubled because he couldn't laugh at others without care. Never fear, the wise old giraffe would lend an ear to hear! "It's not that you're sick, and you're far from a fool. You've just learned that laughing at others is cruel" said the giraffe. Imagine that?...He had a good case of empathy!! The wise old giraffe tells Henry his laugh will return when the kind deeds begin. Before long all his friends gathered and agreed Henry had a good idea. They carried out all kinds of deeds of kindness and before long Henry's laugh once again became the loudest of all the zoo. Kids, parents, and teachers alike, will be humming along with this beautiful rhyming tale of kindness. What a great lesson! Thanks Henry Hyena!
Teachers (and parents, of course!) have the potential to make a huge impact on the lives of their students/kids. Join me and commit to reading a picture book every Thursday or the first Thursday of the month if you can't commit to weekly with "Taking Care of Others" or "Taking Care of Ourselves" themes in order to help our students/children learn important traits like empathy, compassion, friendship, persistence, grit, and more! Join me weekly as I blog about our book of the week. Make sure to tweet your weekly choice using the hashtag #TakingCareThurs so we can share books and learn from each other.