The Playground Hero is a story about a school boy named Jack who doesn’t have any friends. It explores the hurtful feelings of being lonely, isolated and bullied. This book explores the huge positive impact that one child can have on another child’s life through a simple act of kindness. It is a call to action for children to make a positive difference in another child’s life through inclusion. It is a perfect example of modelling to children the actions underpinning the words: ‘be kind’.