9789815084931 | 9789815084931


A Spot of Kindness

ISBN 9789815084931

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Alice Bianchi-Clark Shruti Hemani

Tiger has no stripes. He worries why he occasionally grows spots until he chooses to be defined by his actions rather than his looks.



Tiger has no stripes. Occasionally, he grows a new spot, but he doesn’t know why. At school, he makes new friends every day with his acts of kindness, but when Zebra makes fun of his spots, Tiger feels small.

For World Book Day, the librarian asks Tiger and his classmates to find the picture book that best represents them. Tiger decides to write his own, but his words only tell half the story. Zebra is fantastic at drawing. Could Tiger and Zebra overcome their differences to work together?

  • Children often worry about fitting in; This story demonstrates self-acceptance and owning your difference to empower children to overcome their challenges
  • Celebrates diversity in the classroom and among daily interactions
  • Shows how to be confident in being yourself while practising empathy and showing kindness to others
  • Provides a platform to discuss the important themes of relationships, self-representation, empathy and kindness

Alice Bianchi-Clark

Alice Bianchi-Clark is a picture book author. Her poetry and stories for children, teens, adults and storytellers have been published in magazines, reviews and anthologies. As a multilingual storyteller, she performs stories in the oral tradition and has led workshops in Singapore, India, Malaysia, and soon, Korea. She is also a children’s educator and freelance journalist. A lawyer by training, Alice has worked at international law firms in Rome, Paris, London, Beijing and Hong Kong, including HFW and DLA Piper. She holds an LLB in English Law and French Law, and an MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies – Commercial Law from the University of Beijing and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. She currently divides her time between London and Singapore.

Shruti Hemani

Shruti Hemani is an architect and urban designer with a master’s degree from the University of Nottingham. She worked with a Manchester-based design co-operative before moving back to India and pursuing a PhD in Design from IIT, Guwahati. At present she lives in Jaipur, where she worked as a faculty member for a postgraduate programme in urban design and later as an independent design consultant and illustrator.


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