Humble and Kind: A Children's Picture Book (LyricPop) (Hardcover)
Award-winning songwriter Lori McKenna’s iconic song—as popularized by Tim McGraw—is the perfect basis for a picture book that celebrates family and togetherness.
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“Children will feel reassured by the sentiments within this expressive extension of the music, and a sweet daydream of a picture book. ” —School Library Journal
"Hold the door, say please, say thank you
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie
I know you got mountains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind . . ."
Humble and Kind is a picture book based on Lori McKenna’s song, popularized by Tim McGraw. McKenna later recorded the song on her ninth studio album, The Bird and the Rifle.
Lovingly illustrated by Katherine Blackmore, this gentle picture book tells the story of a family who is striving to remain humble and kind. We follow the family through their daily lives as they find different ways to lend a hand to each other and to their broader community. Full of touching scenes of familial relationships, Humble and Kind will teach adults and children alike the power of family while introducing them to this beautiful song.
KATHERINE BLACKMORE is an artist who grew up in a loving family of makers. Her professional career spans over twenty-five years of illustrating, animating, and teaching. Blackmore’s work has been featured in products for American Greetings, animated films for Disney, and several children’s picture books. She currently teaches kids in the Creative Core Art Program, which she founded. One of eleven children, her experience inspires her artwork as she seeks to convey the sublime moments of her joyful childhood. She lives in Orlando with her husband, Eric, and enjoys being “Auntie Kathy” to sixty nieces and nephews. Humble and Kind is her latest children’s book.
— No Depression, Henry Carrigan’s “The Reading Room”
A harmonious outing.
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