Honeycake

A Circle of Trust

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Pub Date 1 May 2020 | Archive Date 17 Aug 2020

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Description

Nala goes into her papa's office without permission and breaks his favourite mug. Nala panics and hides in her bedroom.

With the help of her parents, Nala learns a valuable lesson of trust and how to have an open and honest communication in a safe space.  

Nala also learns that trust takes a long time to build and can easily be destroyed in a split second! 

With A Circle of Trust, there is no beginning and no end, which signifies that your love for one another is endless and will last forever.

Nala goes into her papa's office without permission and breaks his favourite mug. Nala panics and hides in her bedroom.

With the help of her parents, Nala learns a valuable lesson of trust and...


Advance Praise

"A Circle of Trust was a fun and educational read. I highly recommend it for all children." — Literary Titan

"A Circle of Trust was a fun and educational read. I highly recommend it for all children." — Literary Titan


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ISBN 9781777163334
PRICE US$3.99 (USD)

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It was a short and easy read. It's something so relatable. As a kid, when I break something, I always fear being scolded by my parents. I always expect them to discipline me the way I always did. I had an experience before when I broke a wine glass and I fear telling my parents about that though I was bleeding. I remember being shocked because she asked me if I'm okay. I recommend this for kids to read and realize things and learn lessons about love found within their homes.

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A wonderful, relatable book that follows Nala and her circle of trust. The themes of honesty and family in this book by Medea Kalantar are touching and oh so relevant to raising strong, honest children. The language is easy to understand and the illustration is beautifully presented. This book is just as valuable for parents to understand safe spaces for their children and how this is so important in kids development. This is so underrepresented in children literature.

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HONEYCAKE is a sweet story about a family who teaches their child, Napa, about the importance of building trust, the work that has to be done for trust to be built, and the importance of open, honest, respectful communication. It’s a great way to talk to our children about being honest about what’s bothering them or any mistakes or accidents they might encounter. My kids asked a lot of questions throughout the book, which tells me it was resonating a lot with them! I can’t wait to read the others in this series.

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Thankyou Netgalley for providing me a free copy of the book via the publisher in exchange for a honest review. This book teaches kids about trust and how to have open communication with your family. It is important to build trust and it is important for us to know it is a time consuming task.

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This was the first Honeycake book I've read and I think it would serve well with counselor sessions, small groups talking about trust. It has a good message and a good way of teaching it to parents and children alike.

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I read this book with my daughter and we both really enjoyed the story and the illustrations. It is a book that I will read again with her as she gets older, as it contains many valuable lessons.. The story is about a girl called Nala who goes into her papa's office without permission and accidentally breaks his favourite mug, which makes her feel anxious and upset. She hides in her bedroom and is afraid to tell her parents what she has done. Her parents have a discussion with her about honesty and trust and she opens up to them about what happened with the mug. They tell her that she should always come to them and tell them the truth, so that they can then work things out in an honest and open way and that it is important to have trust within the family. The author says that 'With A Circle of Trust, there is no beginning and no end, which signifies that your love for one another is endless and will last forever.' I loved this saying. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this great book in exchange for an honest review.

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I received this ebook in exchange for an honest and fair review. This book was well written and illustrated. The message was well presented and would be a great conversation and lesson started. I liked the way the family was close and the parents made the fact that they would support her as long as she was truthful. Definitely a book I can use in my classroom.

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Honeycake is a story of a young girl who is regretful for hiding something from her parents. Her parents teach her a very important lesson that she can tell them anything. The story itself wasn't very entertaining, but I absolutely love the message the story sends to kids.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an electronic copy to read and review. This is a sweet story about a family who is teaching their child about trust and honestly. Nala breaks her father's favourite mug and is scared to tell her parents about it. I really appreciate how the author describes some of the physical things that Nala feels after she breaks the mug. This book will be a great addition to both my classroom library and my children's home library.

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Author Medea Kalantar takes on an emotional journey as Nala does something not good and tries to hide it. Her parents of course know instantly what happened,, but instead of confronting her directly with it, they build a tower and have a conversation about trust and that Nala should feel OK coming to them no matter what. I definitely would have loved it if my parents had done this when I was a kid. I loved that Nala understood the message and didn’t feel too bad about coming to her parents. This a great book for both parents and children to read together and start building that foundation of trust in their home. I would highly recommend this book.

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A lovely short story on building a circle of trust, with beautiful illustrations by Cenizal. Highly recommended for very young kids, and their parents.

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I read this book last night and I thought that it was lovely. It is a very well written story and I loved the emphasis on honesty, trust and communication. The images are lovely too and this is a great story to slow children that they can tell parents anything and to encourage open communication. My daughter is three and she tells me everything, all her concerns and I am hoping that reading books like this with her will ensure that it continues. It is 4 stars from me for this one, highly recommended!

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Honeycake is a sweet story for young audiences that teaches the importance of trust and honesty. Kids are sure to relate to Nala as she learns these lessons and love the illustrations in the book. Many thanks to BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for the advance copy.

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Honeycake is a story of a girl who is regretful for hiding something from her parents. But her parents end up teaching her an important lesson about honesty. It’s a lovely moral story perfect for young children.

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Honeycake is a cute book about trust and honesty. I really enjoyed how Medea Kalantar took an important topic and made it easy for children to understand. The illustration in Honeycake was great. Thank you NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for this book in exchange for an honest review.

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A sweet story teaching a little circle about the circle of trust. Nama breaks something and is scared to tel her parents. They teach her about trust using a tower and how important it is not to break trust. She realizes she shouldn’t be scared to be honest. The illustrations are great and bring the story to live. I enjoyed this very much and think it’s perfect to teach young kids about trust and honesty. Thanks to netgalley, Medea Kalantar and Booksgosocial for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Thank you for providing me with this book, #NetGalley ! This is a very recommended book for all ages, mostly if you're a parent, you have to read this book then read it to your kids. Sometimes, as parents, we forgot to rein our anger to our kids, breaking the circle of trust. The author reminds us on the fragility of the circle, and how much a parent or a child should chip in to build a stronger circle.

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Nala learned one valuable lesson that evening, and it was all about trust. Her parents didn’t put the strap to her, no sirree. The put her to sit and play a game with her, explaining all as they go along. A unique and fun way of teaching your kids, about good morals and principles, with trust as the foundation.

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I downloaded this book because my 4-yo daughter picked it out and because I loved the multi-cultural family in the cover. Something about it reminded me of living in Singapore <3 It’s my first honeycake book and I think it’s a lovely story to have a conversation with a kid about trust and what to do when you make a mistake.

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This is a great book that teaches kids to trust and that it's okay if you make mistakes - you can always work through them.

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