The Helping Rock
Written by Tanya Hoover
Illustrated by Shannon O'Toole
Published by Achieve Publishing 2022
Learning to ride a bike is hard work for Lani, especially because she won’t accept any help. But when Mama uses the helping rock to teach Lani the value of both giving and receiving help, Lani begins to see the joy and connection sparked by working together.
The Helping Rock provides a framework for showing children the importance of sharing our gifts with others and the strength we gain by working together. As a colorful sparkling rock is passed among Lani’s friends, readers witness the many ways we help each other.
By exploring this book and the included activities, parents, educators, and counselors can promote a growth mindset and encourage children to share their gifts and be open to receiving help when they need it.