The Jelly Donut Difference
The Jelly Donut Difference

The Jelly Donut Difference

Sharing Kindness with the World

5-7

JUVENILE FICTION

32 Pages, 9 x 9

Formats: Paperback Picture Book, Hardcover Picture Book, ebook: PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: September 2020

ISBN 9781733035972

Price: $15.95
 
 

Overview

Find out if Leah and Dexter will ever learn to get along!

Leah and Dexter are brother and sister but they don't always get along. But despite their sibling rivalry, they realize that being together as a family is a special gift. A gift not everyone is lucky enough to have.In fact, their elderly neighbor lives alone. Did she feel lonely, they wondered? The wheels started to turn in their heads. What could they do to cheer her up?Will Leah and Dexter learn to put their differences aside and join forces for good? Could small, random acts of kindness in the community really make a big impact for all ages?Find out how the ooey, gooey jelly donuts in this story become a delicious testament to the power of kindness, caring and generosity. This book comes with a free Reader's Companion, complete with discussion questions, lesson plans and activities for children to go beyond the book. Download your copy direct from the publisher website.The best book for teaching empathy.The Jelly Donut Difference by award-winning author Maria Dismondy carries the key message of sibling rivalry, the power of community and inclusion supported by the many advocates of positive parenting solutions. It'll sit comfortably on your shelf alongside other books that focus on traditions and random acts of kindness. Like the work of Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart (The World Needs More Purple People) and Carol McCloud (Have You Filled a Bucket Today?). Bite into the power of paying it forward by adding The Jelly Donut Difference to your family's home collection or classroom library.

Reviews

"This earnest story of being a good sibling, neighbor, and friend may inspire readers to find ways to be generous in their own lives." —Publisher's Weekly

Author Biography

Maria Dismondy has been writing children's books for almost a decade. Before that, she was a teacher in the public schools in Michigan. Holding a Masters degree in curriculum and research, Maria knows what type of children's literature is needed in the classroom and home. Maria writes books that empower children with their timeless messages. Maria resides in Southeast Michigan with her husband Dave and three book loving children. Maria Dismondy has been writing children's books for almost a decade. Before that, she was a teacher in Michigan's public schools. Holding a Masters degree in curriculum and research, Maria knows what type of children's literature is needed in the classroom and at home. Maria resides in Southeast Michigan with her husband Dave and three book-loving children. P.S. Brooks is a YA writer and children's illustrator based in Yorkshire, UK. He is a graduate in Fine Art and works primarily in Photoshop using scanned textures such as pastels, paints and other media. He has worked in video games and enjoys connecting with other writers and illustrators online. When not illustrating or writing, he likes to watch fantasy and sci-fi movies and shows, and also plays with his Sheltie guinea pigs Little Jupiter and Big Jupiter. Maria Dismondy has been writing children's books for almost a decade. Before that, she was a teacher in the public schools in Michigan. Holding a Masters degree in curriculum and research, Maria knows what type of children's literature is needed in the classroom and home. Maria writes books that empower children with their timeless messages. Maria resides in Southeast Michigan with her husband Dave and three book loving children.