The Kindness Machine

I’m beyond thrilled to be taking part in The Kindness Machine, hosted by The Children’s Book Review. Check out my review below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

The Kindness Machine

By Christina Dankert

Illustrated by Chad Dankert

Picture Book

32 Pages

Ages 6-9 ‎

Purple Butterfly Press

Hardcover ~ Paperback ~ Kindle

The world needs more kindness! There’s a mysterious new machine in Mr. Wilson’s second-grade class. Instead of grownups telling children to “make good choices” and “be kind,” this special machine shows the students exactly what they can do to bring kindness to their classroom and into their own heart! But what happens when it’s time to leave school?

Mr. Wilson lets his class in on a secret that they have their very own Kindness Machine inside them to spread kindness wherever they go! In the end, Mr. Wilson teaches his students that they each have their own Kindness Machine within them to help make kind decisions for others and themselves. Join Mr. Wilson in his efforts to bring more kindness into the world.

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I love the message of this book – it’s one that every child could benefit from. Teaching children different ways to be kind to others is one of the most important lessons that they can learn. Being kind can make a huge difference in the world. Mr. Wilson teaches his classroom that each person has a superpower – they can show kindness and brighten someone’s day. In a day and age where bullying is front and center it’s important to ingrain better morals into our kids – it starts at home. I personally think that this would be a great book to share in classrooms. Wonderfully written and illustrated, my hats off to the Dankert’s!

About The Author

Christina Dankert is a second-grade teacher. She has a passion for literacy and believes that we can change the world by reading to the children in our lives. This is her debut picture book. She lives in Sylvania, Ohio, with her husband, Chad, and their two children.

She has dreamed of collaborating with her husband to merge their two professions of educator and artist into one meaningful product. The Kindness Machine allowed that dream to come true.

Learn more about Christina at

The Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a classroom set of The Kindness Machine or one of five individual copies!

One (1) winner receives:

A classroom set (30 copies) of The Kindness Machine will be sent directly to the winners’ school of choice, along with autographed bookplates personalized for each student and the teacher.

Five (5) winners receive:

A copy of The Kindness Machine, with bookplates autographed by author Christina Dankert.

Enter Giveaway Here

Huge thanks to The Children’s Book Review and The Dankert’s for my gifted copy. To grab a copy for yourself click the link below!

Get The Book

Thanks for coming by today, have a wonderful day!


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