A Good Deed Can Grow


By Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

Illustrated by Holly Hatam

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This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around February 7, 2023. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

Discover the ripple effects of doing a good deed in this interactive picture book about the importance of kindness.  

A good deed can grow like a seed. . . . 

Join a loving community as they work to create a better world. Whether planting a garden or visiting a sick friend, picking up litter or playing music at the senior center, kind actions—no matter how big or small—can spread like a ripple, impacting the lives of others for the better.  

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman’s inspiring text and Holly Hatam’s joyful illustrations celebrate how anyone, young or old, can make a difference. It all starts with a good deed.

A Miami Herald Best Children's Picture Book about Kindness
A Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Book for Kids


  • Praise for A Good Deed Can Grow:
    A Miami Herald Best Children's Picture Book about Kindness
    A Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Book for Kids

    "The book shows how performing a single act of kindness has the potential to trigger a chain of further kind actions that can have a significant impact on the world, similar to how a seed can grow into a dandelion and spread or a drop can cause ripples across a lake. The images depict a range of individuals engaging in kind actions such as picking up litter, sharing lemonade, leaving messages with chalk, and visiting a sick friend. These visuals are intended to prompt the audience to be more considerate and compassionate."
    The Miami Herald
  • "Positivity pulses through the pages of this picture book about the effects of kind and thoughtful actions and the many ways one might spread good in the world.... While the lines acknowledge that some problems can feel too big to solve, this read offers a sunny emotional reset to inspire do-gooders."
    Publishers Weekly

On Sale
Feb 7, 2023
Page Count
32 pages

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

About the Author

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Book Scavenger series: Book Scavenger, The Unbreakable Code, and The Alcatraz Escape. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she holds an MFA in creative writing and has worked in a variety of roles with children and in publishing. She lives in Colorado with her husband, son, and many pets. She invites you to visit her online at jenniferchamblissbertman.com.

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Holly Hatam

Holly Hatam

About the Illustrator

Holly Hatam is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dear Girl and Dear Boy, as well as Unicorns Are Real, Made by Maxine, and Jack (Not Jackie). She loves hugging trees, drinking tea, sniffing books, music, animations and most importantly, unicorns. She invites you to be transported into her magical world by visiting hollyhatam.com.

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