Kindness Rocks by Sheryl Webster: a book about kindness, friendship, empathy towards others, and making a difference

Rock star, Jonny Heart, sings to make others happy, so when Fat Cat offers him a rock star bandana, sunglasses, and boots AND the chance to sing all over the world, Jonny can’t wait! Now he can make even more animals happy.

But as his audiences get bigger, they also get further away, and Jonny misses the fun things he used to do with them.

One day, something awful happens, which leads to Fat Cat replacing Jonny. As Jonny’s rock star life is snatched away from him, he suddenly feels invisible – unseen and unheard!

When his world collides with homeless bear, Busky Soul – Jonny realizes that Busky and his homeless friends must feel invisible too.

Busky shows Jonny other ways to spread happiness. Jonny learns that the way to feel good is to do good. He shares, he cares, and he finds that being kind to others not only makes the other animals happy, but also makes him feel happier. So happy, that he begins to hum, and the hum turns into something more!

His voice is back, and so is Fat Cat – offering Jonny his rock star bandana, sunglasses, boots, AND rock star life back. Jonny has a difficult choice to make. His new friends mean a lot to him but singing does too…

Then he realizes he can have BOTH! Which leads to his kindest act yet, building the ‘HEART AND SOUL.’. A shelter providing food, a bed, and kindness, for all. And… he sings again!

This is a book is kindness, friendship, empathy towards others, and making a difference. This is portrayed through Jonny’s journey of self-discovery, and the underlying theme of poverty, hunger, and homelessness – as Jonny’s life unexpectedly collides with Busky, a homeless bear. I believe it has the scope to empower children with the knowledge that, we can all make a difference, no matter how small.

Illustrated by Robert Garcia

Coming soon – published Aug 2023


I am married, and a mum of 4. I live in Liverpool – not too far from the River Mersey, and close to Paul McCartney’s childhood home. I love music, the theatre, and visiting amazing places – my absolute favourite being NYC! It’s such a vibrant and creative city, and holds a special place in my heart.

I have always loved reading and that passion soon developed into writing my own stories.
I love to write books that are dynamic, witty, and heartwarming, and that will also inspire and make a difference. Reading for pleasure rules, but books are also such an invaluable way of informing and creating awareness of important issues.

Before becoming a children’s author, I gained a degree in Psychology and English, then taught in Primary/ Elementary schools for several years.

When I took a career break to have our first child, my first picture book was published, inspired by a windy walk with our children – and words that were blown away!

I feel incredibly lucky to have over 30+ titles published and translated worldwide. A big highlight for me was when one of my books was read out on a UK children’s tv show!

Now that our small brood of four children are not so small, I write full time, and am enjoying writing more than ever!

I find inspiration for my writing in lots of things, but especially music, which I feel is the universal language of us all. Just like a good book, music can be a source of inspiration and expression!

My books are:-

Coming Soon….2023



* In A Stew
Publisher‏: ‎ Maverick
Date: 28 Feb 2023
ISBN- 9781848869318

*Bill’s Boots
Publisher‏: ‎ Franklin Watts
Date: To Be Confirmed 2023
ISBN-10 ‏: ‎ TBC
ISBN-13 ‏: ‎ TBC

*Orange Jelly
Publisher‏: ‎ Franklin Watts
Date: To Be Confirmed 2023
ISBN-10‏: ‎ TBC
ISBN-13‏: ‎ TBC

*Little Red Hen’s Pizza
Publisher‏: ‎ Franklin Watts
Date: To Be Confirmed 2023
ISBN-10‏: ‎ TBC
ISBN-13‏: ‎ TBC


* The Crow And The Pitcher
Publisher‏: ‎ Franklin Watts
Date: 25 May 2023
ISBN-10‏: ‎ 1445184389
ISBN-13‏: ‎ 978-1445184388

*Ken Hops & Ken’s Plan
Publisher‏: ‎Maverick
Date: Aug 2023

Already published:

Safe In The Sanctuary
Publisher‏: ‎ OUP Oxford.
Date: 8 Sept. 2022
ISBN-10‏: ‎ 1382029608
ISBN-13‏: ‎ 978-1382029605

Jimmy At The Gym
Publisher‏: ‎ OUP Oxford.
Date: 8 Sept. 2022
ISBN-10‏: ‎ 1382029659
ISBN-13‏: ‎ 978-1382029650

One Little Bird
Publisher‏: ‎ OUP Oxford.

Monster Rhymes
Publisher‏: ‎ Reading Ladder

Space Knights And Ice Dragons
Publisher‏: ‎ Reading Ladder

Get Up And Go
Publisher‏: ‎ Pearson Education.

Shall We Share A Story Tonight?
Publisher‏: ‎ OUP Oxford

Can Cat Get Cod
Publisher‏: ‎ Pearson Education

Get The Map
Publisher‏: ‎ Pearson Education.

Can Panda Get It
Publisher‏: ‎ Pearson Education.

Top Cat
Publisher‏: ‎ Pearson Education.

Noodle’s Knitting
Publisher‏: ‎ Little Tiger Press.

Wee William
Publisher‏: ‎ OUP Oxford

Bless You
Publisher‏: ‎ Franklin Watts

Publisher‏: ‎ Andersen Press.

Publisher‏: ‎ Pearson Education.

Zip and Zap and The Thing
Publisher‏: ‎ Pearson Education.

Zip and Zap Meet The Sam
Publisher‏: ‎ Pearson Education.

Zip and Zap At The Zoo
Publisher‏: ‎ Pearson Education.

The Fang Family – Sports Day Snack Attack
Publisher‏: ‎ Pearson Education.

The Fang Family – Fright At The Fair
Publisher‏: ‎ Pearson Education.

The Fang Family – Blood Buns
Publisher‏: ‎ Pearson Education.

What Small Rabbit Heard
Publisher‏: ‎ OUP Oxford

Sam And The Nut
Publisher‏: ‎ HarperCollins

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