Cara's Kindness (Hardcover)

Cara's Kindness By Kristi Yamaguchi, John Lee (Illustrator) Cover Image

Cara's Kindness (Hardcover)

By Kristi Yamaguchi, John Lee (Illustrator)


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From the New York Times bestelling author Kristi Yamaguchi!

When you pass on some kindness, it might make its way back to you...

Cara the Cat is struggling with picking the perfect song for her new ice-skating routine. But when a friend in need turns up at the rink, Cara drops everything to

lend a helping hand. All she asks is that he pay it forward! Before long, Cara's kindness is passed all around…and might even make its way back home!

Kristi Yamaguchi is an ice-skating Olympic gold medalist and world champion who knows how to lend a helping hand! As founder of the Always Dream Foundation, Kristi helps promote early childhood literacy. Through her newest picture book, Kristi inspires children of all ages to pay it forward!

Following her figure skating victories at the 1992 Winter Olympics and World Championships, Kristi skated professionally for more than a decade. This past year, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Friends and Family TV special aired on NBC for the fourth straight year and she was a winner of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Visit

John Lee is an animator who has worked on Up and Brave, and is currently a lead artist for Toy Story 4. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details ISBN: 9781492616863
ISBN-10: 1492616869
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English
"Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi has mastered triple loops and double salchows, but picture books? In the New York Times best-selling author’s forthcoming children’s book, Cara the cat struggles to find the perfect song for her new figure-skating routine when a furry friend in need turns up at the rink. The mother of two’s tale not only encourages paying it forward, but a portion of the proceeds will also benefit early childhood literacy programs supported by the Always Dream Foundation. " — Star Magazine

"With a simple premise and sweet, rounded characters, Yamaguchi’s book should inspire preschoolers to help their friends. Kindness is contagious, after all." — Noozhawk, Lee Littlewood

"With a Pay-It-Forward-type message that even the littlest child can understand, author and Olympic medalist Kristi Yamaguchi shows kids that good begets good in this simple story. But that’s not the only message here: Yamaguchi’s characters also display patience and perseverance as well as inclusion, all with a gentle bit of humor inside the difficulties they encounter. Add beautifully vivid artwork from illustrator John Lee, and you’ve got a book that kids will love to page through as they hear the story read." — Bookworm Sez