Adventures of the Tornado Kid by Rakesh Malhotra was a refreshingly wonderful take on teaching kids the values of responsibility, compassion, integrity, love, and peace. The story is very relatable to children starting at about age 7 or so, and shows how one boy spurred a community to come together in the face of a devastating tornado and in the process, he reminded his family what it meant to truly be a family.
The story starts fairly quickly, with the characters introduced, and a climactic event happening. In the aftermath, you see the main character, James, and his best friend, Alisha, working to start a movement in their town. The story progresses through not only how they change the town through their volunteer work, but also their emotions through everything that is happening in their own personal lives. You follow James, and to a lesser extent, Alisha, through a week of their lives, and watch as James’s parents open up to the reality of someone else’s life.
TEACH YOUR KIDS TO RESPONSIBLE WITH INTEGRITY
These days, you’re hardpressed to see children portraying good values and lending a hand to their neighbor. This book reinforces those teachings in a way that relates well to the child’s level. As a bonus to the parents, there is a 57-page Parent Guide, full of activities and ways to teach your children the five global values presented in the book. If you are looking to show examples to your children of responsibility, integrity, compassion, love, and peace, this is an excellent book to start the ball rolling. And if you children already exhibit these wonderful values, this is another way to remind them why they are important.
EVERY PARENT MUST READ THIS WITH THEIR CHILD
I think this book is a ‘must have’ for any child growing up in today’s world. Personally, I can’t wait to hand my son a copy of this book. He’s been wanting to read it since I received my copy. It would make a great stocking stuffer!
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