Smile Your Way to Happy
Little Steps, 2023
32pp., hbk., RRP $A26.95
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.