Words and Your Heart by Kate Jane Neal is a lovely new picture book about the power of words, and how we use them. It talks about how important your words are, for example if someone feels sad you can cheer them up, if someone wants to give up then your words can help them keep going. Your words can change the way someone's heart feels. But of course sometimes words can make other people feel sad, and so it's really important to make sure that you use your words to look after each other's hearts.
This book demonstrates beautifully how we need to think carefully about what we say, both positive and negative, in a way that isn't preachy. I can see how it would resonate really well with young children, and would be particularly good for older children that are experiencing difficulties in their friendships. It's a lovely book with a universal message.
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