Here's a book to make you smile (pun intended). In Smile by Leigh Hodkinsons, a young girl loses her smile and goes in search of it. She looks here, she looks there, and in the process does wonderful things that of course help her find it. We find out a lot about our protagonist by what she does and how, always a good thing in a character-driven story that happens to have a sweet plot as well. The review focuses on the fun use of language, different language techniques, and the delightfully simple childlike but sophisticated illustrations. So "Smile :)
We are so excited to be mixing things up at the Children's Book Academy, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with new books coming soon.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the fabulous soon to be debut author/illustrator Sarah Momo Romero.
And 5th Mondays will feature awesomely irreverent and super funny Aussie author Brydie Wright.
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