A Book About Empathy!

A Book About Empathy is perfect for young children to learn about an important feeling that we should all learn to embrace more…Empathy. – Momma Braga


The Book is aimed at 3 to 10 -year-olds and features the story of Maddie, a 4-year-old girl who is the book’s main character. Maddie is outgoing, bubbly and along her journey she encounters multiple characters and situations that helps her understand her own emotions and others. She goes on a journey to recognize empathy and share her learnings along the way with young readers.

Illustrated by Anastasiya Kioroglo, the eBook uses colorful illustration and simple narrative to tell the story of Maddie and her companions on a journey to understand and practice empathy.


A Book About Empathy is a great children’s book that explains empathy in the most simplest ways. The analogies used in this story is perfect for the young age group of 3+.  Empathy is so important to learn and one that everyone should embrace all through life.

“Empathy is putting yourself in someone else’s shoes!” This is one of my favorite quotes from this book as it is a great way to look at empathy. We especially love how in the back of the book it explains the metaphor “someone else’s shoes” that is easy for a child to understand.

This book is a great tool for parents and teachers alike. We love the dialogue in the story and the ability the story gives us to really interact. You can pause during the reading to really have your child grasp the concept of empathy. We closed our eyes and tried imagining for ourselves how the person in the book was feeling. After the story, we tried using real life examples and it was fantastic to do. It brought empathy to life and how we use it every day in our lives.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 stars out of 5! A story that teaches children the importance of empathy. We highly recommend this for children ages 3 and up. If you would like to purchase a copy of this book, click here.

About the Author

Manuela Ocampo (Magu) is a specialist in early literacy and passionate about children’s literature. Magu believes that childhood can be celebrated through picture books, and that children deserve to feel identified and connected to books.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

*This book was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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