by Matt Forrest Esenwine, Illustrated by André Ceolin
Being a human is a lot of work! Thankfully, humans experience many of the same feelings, situations, and challenges, so we don't have to figure it all out on our own--we can help each other navigate the ups and downs. Full of humor and heart, this engaging guide inspires kids to be humans who are kind, empathetic, and thoughtful. No matter what our day brings, we can choose to practice self-control, compassion, and forgiveness. Don't worry, young human, it's okay to make some mistakes along the way--just remember that it's love that keeps us all afloat at the end of the day.
Target age: 4 to 8
"This book might be the start of something wonderful. It focuses on empathy, family, and all the best parts of humanity. Soak this one it, read it over and over again to little ones, and be a part of a revolution of kindness." -- Asheville Citizen Times
"Beginner's Guide to Being Human is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for children." -- Midwest Book Review
About the Contributors:
Matt Forrest Esenwine is an author and poet from Warner, New Hampshire. His debut picture book, Flashlight Night was selected by the New York Public Library as one of the Best Books for Kids of 2017. His picture book Once Upon Another Time, co-authored with Charles Ghigna, was deemed "a necessary addition to picture book collections" by ALA's Booklist. His poetry can be found in numerous anthologies including The National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry and Construction People.
André Ceolin studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He has illustrated over twenty books for children. André lives in Brazil with his family.