Because Amelia Smiled (Hardcover)

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How does one little girl affect the world? This celebration of our human connection is decorated by pencil, water soluble crayon, and watercolor illustrations (4-8).
— From Adventure & Mystery


Just try not to smile A positively inspiring picture book from the creator of the Caldecott Honor-winning Interrupting Chicken.

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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

A playfully profound picture book that does its part in passing on good feelings.
—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763641696
ISBN-10: 0763641693
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: September 11th, 2012
Pages: 36
Language: English

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