The Love Tank: A book About empathy, kindness, and self-awareness for children

SAN DIEGO, CA, August 08, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Award-winning children’s author, Andrea Mendoza-Vasconez, has captured the hearts and minds of parents, young readers, and educators with her new release, The Love Tank. This charming and imaginative book has garnered accolades from renowned publications such as Kirkus and Readers’ Favorite, and has also been awarded its first book award: the 2023 Firebird Book Award for Children Picture Story Book. Adding to its success, The Love Tank has soared to become a #1 New Release on Amazon.

The Love Tank explores the essential values of love, kindness, empathy, and compassion, presenting a unique approach to assist children in understanding these concepts. Mendoza-Vasconez skillfully engages young readers by introducing the notion of a superpower container, the “love tank,” residing within them. The book beautifully explains the implications of having a full or empty love tank, prompting children to comprehend the impact it can have on their (and others’) emotions and behaviors.

Kirkus Reviews granted The Love Tank a “recommended” review status stating, “our verdict: get it,” and commented on the book, applauding its ability to “creatively encourage preschoolers to regulate their emotions and practice kindness.” Similarly, Readers’ Favorite hailed it as a “charming love story,” highlighting how the metaphor of the love tank makes it easier for younger children to grasp complex situations discussed in the book.

Readers have been quick to express their appreciation of The Love Tank. One satisfied reader, Kami M., described it as “one of the best children’s books about emotions I’ve ever read!” Another reader, Kerrie V., commended The Love Tank is a “definitely a must-have for libraries and homes everywhere”, while suggesting that adults could benefit from the book’s message as well.

Teachers have also embraced The Love Tank as a valuable resource to foster compassion and understanding in the classroom. Victoria K., a teacher, lauded the way the love tank concept was presented in the book, emphasizing that it helped her relay the message that there are no good or bad people, only individuals with full or empty love tanks. Nikki H., another reader, revealed how the book facilitated a heartfelt conversation about bullying with her children.

With its colorful graphics and illustrations, The Love Tank appeals to young children, captivating their imagination and sparking important conversations about love, kindness, compassion, and empathy. Mendoza-Vasconez’s masterful storytelling and Rita Nilson’s heartfelt illustrations create a captivating reading experience for both children and adults alike.

The Love Tank has already made a significant impact on readers, educators, and families, and its accolades reflect the widespread recognition of its value. This heartwarming tale serves as a valuable tool for children to develop emotional intelligence and compassion, enabling them to navigate the world with kindness and understanding.

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About the Author:

Andrea Mendoza-Vasconez, Ph.D. is a mother, a behavioral scientist, a teacher, an advocate, and a story-teller.

Experiencing motherhood expanded her soul, enhancing her understanding of the importance of love, compassion, connection, and authenticity, which are recurring topics in her children’s books.

Andrea continuously seeks to cultivate these qualities through different resources, including books and workshops, which she eagerly shares with other parents through her website:

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Andrea Mendoza-Vasconez
[email protected]
(909) 833-5787

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