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. Mondays with Mandy or Mira is now the Blogfish!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays will feature award-winning former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature reading specialist and MFA in creative writing graduate Mandy Yates has been published multiple times in Highlights Magazine.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the great Christine Taylor-Butler who has published over 70 award-winning fiction and non-fiction and nonfiction books including the acclaimed new middle grade series - The Lost Tribes.
And 5th Mondays will feature will feature the fabulous Carl Angel, award-winning multi-published Illustrator and graphic designer.
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