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Reviewed by Melinda Facal for Readers' Favorite
Ripples by Leigh Anne Fortner with illustrations by Anastassiya Selezneva shares a beautiful story about the far-reaching and powerful consequences of each individual’s actions and thoughts. After watching ripples spread and grow across the water, a young girl is inspired by a positive thought that leads her to an idea of something she can create that will bring joy to others. She experiences firsthand how her ideas and actions can brighten the lives of those around her. Even small gestures can have a lasting and meaningful impact. Colorful and detailed illustrations enhance this uplifting tale. Several ideas are shared to encourage young readers to explore ways that they can help others. Proceeds from this heartwarming book will go toward helping children in Ukraine.
Ripples by Leigh Anne Fortner is a heartfelt story highlighting kindness, compassion, and empathy. Young readers will enjoy following along with this young girl as she begins to understand that she can influence the world around her. By sharing what she has created and thinking positive thoughts about how she can help others, she realizes that she can make a significant contribution to her community. Children will be encouraged and inspired to engage with their communities and discover ways they can assist others and bring more joy and happiness to the world. Parents, teachers, and caregivers will find this book beneficial in teaching children about the ability everyone has to promote peace and to understand how all of humanity is affected by the actions of others. This is a highly recommended read that will make a valuable addition to any library.