Start With Sorry: Children’s Empathy Story, Read Aloud

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In Start With Sorry, Three-year-old Luna loves to spend time with her older brother, Asher, and she wants to do everything he does. But when they sit down to draw pictures together, Luna feels upset that she can’t do everything he can do. When she reacts in anger, Asher is sad and doesn’t want to color with her anymore. With Mommy’s help, Luna learns how to make amends for hurting her brother’s feelings. Kids love this story, written by PT Finch, and adults appreciate the valuable lesson it teaches about empathy for others.

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Angela Merkel – Caricature

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Angela Merkel Caricature_Gokhan Bas

Caricature painting of Angela Merkel

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Buddy’s New Friend

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Buddy’s New Friend: A Children’s Picture Book Teaching Compassion for Animals (Luna & Asher)

by P.T. Finch (Author), Jody Mullen (Editor), Gokhan Bas (Illustrator)

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“Buddy’s New Friend” is P.T. Finch’s second children’s picture book in the series about the family life of siblings Luna & Asher. Their pet kitty cat, Buddy is lonely during the day when everyone is away at school and work, so the family goes to a local animal shelter to find him a new friend. There, they rescue an older dog named Sam, in the hopes of helping Buddy get over his loneliness. The siblings learn a valuable lesson in compassion and empathy when they choose to adopt Sam rather than one of the many cute puppies. Will Buddy and his new friend become animal buddies, or will they fight like cats and dogs? Read this heartwarming work of fiction to find out!


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  • Age Range: 2 – 5 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten – 1
  • Series: Luna & Asher (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Literary Mango, Inc. (May 1, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1946844098
  • ISBN-13: 978-1946844095
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches


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Knight of Cups

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knight of cups

A character illustration of a tarot card knight of cups
with using a German peasant and
donkey instead of the horse. A journey to Oktoberfest we can say.
knight of cups_painting process
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