Book Review: Kindness is my Superpower by Alicia Ortego

Teach your children the power of Kindness, one of the most important skills a child can learn.

Are you one of 90 percent of parents, saying that their top priorities for their kids is to be caring? This makes sense: Kindness and concern for others are held as moral virtues in nearly every society and every major religion.

The best social-emotional learning (SEL) book for raising kind children. 

This charming story with peaceful rhymes and colorful illustrations will explain to your child that it is okay to make a mistake and say I’m sorry. Lucas will teach your child good manners and positive behaviour at home, at school, in the store, and on the playground. 

Kids learn best by example. 

With the perfect examples, this book offers, your child will have more understanding for others, accept diversity, thrive in a multicultural and inclusive environment, and show more empathy. Throughout the story, little superhero Lucas will learn what kindness means and understand what it is like to be kind, sensitive, caring, and generous.

Practice Random Acts of Kindness. 

Also included are Acts of Kindness Cards to promote empathy and kindness. 


Kindness is something you can quickly learn: 

when you give and ask for nothing in return. 

Helping others is the least you can do. 

If you are kind, kindness will come back to you.


“Kindness is my Superpower” is intended for children of all ages. We warmly recommend it to parents, teachers, and anyone who works with children.


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Kindness is My Superpower is about a boy who learns that being kind to others is a much better feeling than being a bully. The story is told in rhymes and the rhyming words are bold, making it easy for children to connect them. The illustrations are colorful and detailed. They’re great! At the end of the book are suggested acts of kindness such as holding the door open for someone or giving a candy bar to the bus driver.

This is a wonderful way for children to learn about intentional kindness. It teaches them about compassion as well as acting without expecting anything in return, which seems to be a problem nowadays. I definitely recommend Kindness is My Superpower for children to read and even for families to use to come up with ideas of acts of kindness they can do together.

About the Author

A school teacher and an avid children’s book author, Alicia Ortego, has a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years working with children. Since she was young, Alicia had nurtured a passion for telling stories, which inspired her to start writing stories for children. She writes in a simple, easily understandable language, and an entertaining style that keeps children hooked to her books while learning vital lessons about virtues.

Alicia lives in New York and in her free time, enjoys spending quality time with her family and drawing.

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