by Mary Murphy
2002, board book
Hen gives Pig an unexpected present. "How kind!" says Pig. Pig is so touched, in fact, that he decides to do something kind too. So Pig gives Rabbit a gift. "How kind!" says Rabbit, who does something kind for Cow, who is kind to Cat, who wants to be kind in turn. Where will all of this kindness lead?
Mary Murphy has an advanced diploma in Visual Communications and has written and illustrated a number of children's books, including her lift-the-flap, pull-the-tab book about friendship, Roxie and Bo Together. In addition to creating books, Mary Murphy teaches illustration. How Kind!, she says, is about "the great feelings kindness generates, for giver and receiver. It's about how kindness spreads - and how givers always receive. Try shouting "How kind!" whenever you read it in this book."