|Illustrated by Nancy Cote
Ages 3–7, 32 pages
Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Books 2000
"One day, Cassandra’s teacher, Ms. Sutton-Jones, wore a blouse with big, glittery buttons. “I like your buttons, Ms. Sutton-Jones,” Cassandra said.
With those few words, Cassandra starts good feelings flying around the school, out onto the playground, and through the neighborhood, ending with the happiest of surprises.
What goes around, comes around—literally, figuratively, every which way in this do-good,
– Kirkus Reviews
This simple but compelling story teaches children that a smile and a kind word gives people a sense of pride in themselves and a desire to do something nice for others.
– Children's Literature Review
The cartoon-style art has lots of vigor and features a multiethnic community that is linked by good will.
This is a book I plan to give my principal who always reads a book to each classroom at the beginning of the year. It is a perfect book to show the importance of generous good will and how it continues to spread out like ripples from a stone thrown into a pond.
– Teacher, South Orange, NJ
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