Article Title

The Breaking News


Taylor Harris


Outstanding, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, Sarah Lynne Reul, Bad News, Current Events, Small Acts Of Kindness, Brighten The World

Document Type

Book Review


After the bad news, fear and melancholy seem to have settled over the family and neighborhood. A girl’s teacher invites her students to look for the helpers in the world amidst the bad. She decides that she wants to help and starts doing kind things to try to lighten the mood. She and her brother put on a funny show, make up stories about invisible force fields to protect them, and are on the BEST behavior all the time, but none of it seems to help in a big way. So she decides that she’ll stick with helping in small ways, knowing that even though she can’t make the bad news go away, she can at least brighten someone’s day.