Even the optimist has down day now and then. If you can relate to needing a little cheering up, read this picture book to see how Bear finds his Smile again:
This is a sweet story about Bear who, I imagine, is an ordinarily cheerful guy. So, when he wakes up one day to find that Smile is missing, he’s not quite sure what to do. He looks for Smile in all his favorite places, but Smile is nowhere to be found. Finally, Bird arrives, and (spoiler alert), in time, Smile appears. Ellen Tarlow cleverly tells this tale by personifying “smile” and Lauren Stringer’s adorable watercolor, gouache, and acrylic illustrations capture the right mood on every page. If you need a little cheering up, I recommend you read LOOKING FOR SMILE.
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Heather is a busy wife and mom of five rambunctious children and one lovable pup They all provide lots of distractions, but oodles of inspiration. Sometimes the pictures and ideas in her head turn into her own children's stories, but she always makes time to read other people's books. Sometimes she reviews them here.