Children are never too young to learn how small actions prompted by a kind heart can make a big difference. In this sweet picture book, heartwarming illustrations of a sweater-clad pig performing small acts of kindness—helping a turtle cross the street, sharing his snack with a mouse, taking care not to crush a flower when he plays ball—are sprinkled with simple advice such as "Say thank you," "Lend a helping hand,"
and "Be patient."
The words are important, of course, but letting youngsters describe what they see happening in the pictures offers a gentle life lesson, too. For ages 3 and up.