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Smile Your Way to Happy

Smile Your Way to Happy

Smile Your Way to Happy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile Your Way to Happy

Bernie Hayne

Valery Vell

Little Steps, 2023

32pp., hbk., RRP $A26.95

9781922678379

There is an old saying about if someone has lost their smile to give them one of yours, but what happens if you’re the person who has lost it?

This is a bright, colourful rhyming story that encourages young children to smile their way to happiness if they are feeling unhappy by sharing smiles, thinking of things that they are grateful for, or doing something they really like.  A smile is a universal language that doesn’t need words and thus it is its own superpower.  

Young readers will delight in the vibrant illustrations that reflect children doing all the things they like to do, but particularly at the quokka whose cheery face is on every page. One for the mindfulness collection.