Book Review: My Way to Kindness by Elizabeth Cole

Would you like to raise your child a kind and polite person? Would you like to teach your kid such social skills as empathy, compassion, inclusion, respect, gratitude, and sharing? Then you are at the right place! This lovely kindness book for kids will help you for sure!

Is your child usually kind and polite, but still behaves a bit rude sometimes? Well, everyone might fail to be kind once in a while. Kindness is a very complex skill that requires many social manners. This kids book about kindness will take your child to a magical dreamland of sweets. Boys and girls will surely like the adventures of little Melissa and her new adorable friends.

This social-emotional book for kids:

  • teaches children to respect elders, help others, share toys, say “thank you”, accept diversity and other social manners
  • offers children many examples of kind and polite behavior
  • contains lovely illustrations and a lightly rhyming storyline
  • suitable both for preschool kids ages 3 to 5, as well as the older ones of 6-10 years old
  • contains a number of funny characters such as muffin, gingerbread, brownie and donut  

There are many books about big emotions available. However, what makes this picture book stand out from other emotion books for kids is a clear message about what kindness means as well as numerous useful examples of kind deeds and true friendship.

Even if you have tried many similar feelings books for kids, this story about little Melissa will surely be an excellent addition to a toolkit!

So, wait no more and take your child on this exciting adventure story about kindness!


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.

I have read a few of Elizabeth Cole’s books including My way to keep anger away so I was pretty sure that this would be another great children’s book.

Melissa is usually a sweet and kind girl, but no one is perfect. When she forgets to say thank you and then forgets to do a chore as she promised her mom she would, her teddy bear decides to take her on a journey in her dreams to teach her about being kind to others.

The story is told in rhymes and the illustrations are cute and colorful. It encourages children to use their imaginations as well as teaching them ways to be kind.

About the Author

Being a mother of two kids Elizabeth Cole very well understands that childhood is a great period of life filled with a tremendous amount of different and often changing emotions. Since the time Elizabeth received her master’s degree in psychology from University of New Orleans in 2008, she fully devoted herself to the research of kids, understanding their needs as well as their true emotions. Her five years period of working as the school teacher very much improved Elizabeth’s knowledge and motivated her even stronger. Finally, all of her experience inspired Elizabeth to write a series of children’s books.

Learn more at or email Elizabeth at!