Friday, August 6

The Smiley Girl by Emmanuel Ndayishimiye and Ornella Ngabire

The Smiley Girl by Emmanuel Ndayishimiye and Ornella Ngabire is a children's book about a little girl named Cindy who keeps track of her daily acts of kindness toward others in a special calendar she created. She calls her calendar a kindness calendar.  In today's guest post, author Ornella Ngabire writes about The Smiley Girl and describes what kindness calendars are and how you can use these kindness calendars at home or at school. Keep reading to learn more!
 
Learn about random acts of kindness and kindness calendars with The Smiley Girl by Emmanuel Ndayishimiye and Ornella Ngabire. Children's book. PreK-3. #kellysclassroomonline

The following is a guest post written by Ornella Ngabire. To learn more about guest posts, please visit the Authors, Publishers, and Sponsors page.  Disclosure: Affiliate links to Amazon are included in this post.
 


Guest Post by Ornella Ngabire

Are you a kind or not so kind person? How many acts of kindness have you recorded last month? If you are a parent, teacher, or caregiver, The Smiley Girl is a must-read that you should add to your child’s bookshelf.  The Smiley Girl is a story of a little girl named Cindy who inspires other children to design their own kindness calendars in order to keep up with daily random acts of kindness.

The Smiley Girl by Emmanuel Ndayishimiye and Ornella Ngabire

The kindness calendar is a fun and interesting activity that can be done at home, at school, or everywhere else we find children. At the end of the day, the week, or the month, the child with the most random acts of kindness can win a prize so that others can be encouraged to keep doing it.

The Smiley Girl by Emmanuel Ndayishimiye and Ornella Ngabire

Kindness is something that is stressed in schools, especially trying to reinforce social and emotional learning skills. Cindy also models how to organize and plan. This is another strategy that is taught in schools. The Smiley Girl can be read aloud to introduce those strategies, even up to middle and high school because the book could be used to lead a longer discussion with the students.

The Smiley Girl by Emmanuel Ndayishimiye and Ornella Ngabire

Out of millions of books in the marketplace, The Smiley Girl made Ornella and Emmanuel to the top 400 authors from around the world who are competing for the prestigious elite award. If they win, they will be the first Burundian Americans to be bestowed an award called the “Elite Boon of Merit.”

 


About The Smiley Girl

Authors' Summary: Cindy the smiley little girl reminds us through her kindness calendar that we should always be kind to one another. No matter what life throws at us, we always have the power to choose how we will react. When we do something kind, we help fill someone else’s bucket.

🍎 Title: The Smiley Girl
🍎 Authors: Emmanuel Ndayishimiye and Ornella Ngabire
🍎 Illustrator: Hatice Bayramoglu
🍎 Publisher: self-published
🍎 Date: April 20, 2020
🍎 Pages: 26

The Smiley Girl by Emmanuel Ndayishimiye and Ornella Ngabire


Emmanuel Ndayishimiye and Ornella Ngabire, authors of The Smiley Girl

Born and raised in Burundi, Emmanuel Ndayishimiye and Ornella Ngabire are a husband-and-wife duo who have lived in the U.S for the past seven years. They are parents to four young children and founders and owners of LOREMMA Children’s World. They blend their love of children and passion for writing to write educational books that instill positive values in boys and girls age 0-12 years old. For more details about their work, visit www.loremmachildrensworld.com and follow them on Instagram at instagram.com/the_victoriouscrew.

Check out this read-aloud of The Smiley Girl. Video by One Goat Storytime.



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