A Story About an Amazing Gift
This is a really cute book for children by Nicola J. Rowley. Have you ever wondered how much difference you make in the world, by just one simple act of kindness? James has a gift, and he shares it every where he goes. James’ gift is his amazing smile. James and the Amazing Gift is about how James changes peoples lives by sharing his smile.
I have several grandchildren who also have James’ amazing gift. They share their wonderful smiles with everyone around them. Sometimes it’s all it takes to make someone feel like they are not all alone in the world. I know I’ve had more than a few sad days that have been made better by just one person smiling at me. James shares his smile, but one day he found an older lady who didn’t notice his smile. What do you think happened when James smiled at this lady? You’ll have to read the book to find out!
Every copy of James and the Amazing Gift that is sold, donates money to the UK charity, Contact the Elderly. This charity helps to stop loneliness among older people. I love that this book helps this charity. Our elderly are so very important. They hold our history in their lives. My boys love listening to my parents stories, and they learn a lot as well. In fact, the history they learn from my parents seems to stick much better than what they learned in school! Not only does this book donate to a fabulous charity, it helps to teach our children that our elderly are important, and that small kindnesses are also important.
The illustrations in this book are very cute, and do a great job of helping to tell the story. They are simple and colorful, so children don’t get overwhelmed. This little book really touched me!
If you would like a copy of this book, you can get it at Amazon.com or you can enter to win a copy of your own, right here! (Giveaway ends 1/11/17) Good Luck!