In celebration of International Children’s Book Day, animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission visited early education centres in Lancefield to share the gift of storytelling with their new animal kindness-themed books.

Edgar’s Mission is a not-for-profit sanctuary near Lancefield that is home to nearly 400 rescued animal residents and encourage and advocate for compassion towards all animals.

Sanctuary founder and director Pam Ahern visited Lancefield Kindergarten and Lancefield Early Education Centre to talk to children about acts of kindness.

“It has been said that words and ideas can change the world and this is something we very much believe in at Edgar’s Mission,” Ms Ahern said.

“International Children’s Book Day presents a wonderful opportunity to celebrate literacy and the art of storytelling as well as nurturing young people’s imagination, their innate sense of compassion and encouraging kindness to all.”

Ms Ahern donated their book Around the Farm and Baby Animals to the schools.For more information on Edgar’s Mission books and merchandise visit www.kindness.shop.