Author: Kerry Hudson Genre: , ,

Firstly, thank you to the publishers for this review copy.
It took me a while to be brave enough to pick this book up, hearing families struggle and how this can play out into children’s happiness, well being and education really concerns me. Whilst I did not grow up in these circumstances so I cannot understand these struggles first hand you would have to have a very cold heart not to reach in and help the children even in the smallest way.
So when you hear about teachers who shape children’s lives you know they are doing a fabulous job.
Equally anyone can help make a child’s life easier by passing on to a family member, a friend, a neighbour clothes, book & toys that your own children have grown out of, it costs nothing to you but it can sometimes be these small acts of kindness that make such a difference.
You might not need to use a food bank now but that might not always be the same situation, so if you can afford to spare a few tins, toiletries etc. step in and help.
Small acts of kindness make the world a better place and whether they are words or deeds sometimes they can be the act that changes someone’s life for the better.
Read this book, depending on your situation you may have a different take on the ladies experiences but imagine that child is at your school, or lives in your street – what small act of kindness would you have done to help?

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  1. Joanne says:

    Kerry is 8 months older than me, we would have been in the same year group at school. I too liked Pushpops and Twinkle annuals, but it’s where the similarities in our lives end.
    I find it hard to write this review, it was either the luck of the draw, or fate, or whatever you want to call it, that meant that i was born into a stable, loving family. We didn’t have a lot of money, and the area was not the best, but it was stable and loving, and for that i’ll be eternally grateful.
    For many, it’s a different story, and Kerry tells hers extremely well. It made me think about the food banks that i donate to at Christmas, (why just at Christmas when people need to survive all year round?), it made me think of the homeless people in Newcastle that i give spare change to, but do little else to help.
    This book will definitely make me think about what else i could be doing to help others, if everyone who reads this thinks the same way, then hopefully some good can come of Kerry’s story.

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