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Because Amelia Smiled

author/illustrator: David Ezra Stein

Because Amelia smiles as she skips down the street, her neighbor Mrs. Higgins smiles too, and decides to send a care package of cookies to her grandson Lionel in Mexico. The cookies give Lionel an idea, and his idea inspires a student, who in turn inspires a ballet troupe in England! And so the good feelings that started with Amelia’s smile make their way around the world, from a goodwill recital in Israel, to an impromptu rumba concert in Paris, to a long-awaited marriage proposal in Italy, to a knitted scarf for a beloved niece back in New York. Putting a unique spin on "what goes around comes around," David Ezra Stein’s charmingly illustrated story reminds us that adding even a small dose of kindness into the world is sure to spur more and more kindness, which could eventually make its way back to you!

Just try not to smile! A positively inspiring picture book from the creator of the Caldecott Honor–winning Interrupting Chicken.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$18.99 / $0.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536227943 /  9781536227949
on sale date:
02/2022
type/format:
Picture Book Fiction / EBook
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / N/A
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
 
subjects:
Indigenous; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
David Ezra Stein is the author-illustrator of Interrupting Chicken, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor. His previous books include Leaves, winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. He lives in Kew Gardens, New York.
 
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