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Smile Cry : Happy or sad, wailing or glad - how do you feel today? - Tania McCartney

Smile Cry

Happy or sad, wailing or glad - how do you feel today?

By: Tania McCartney, Jess Racklyeft (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2017
ISBN: 9781925335378
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old

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A fun, flip-over picture book for children that reads from both front and back.

Smile Cry is an innovative picture book for young kids, showcasing the full emotional range of their formative years. Readers' follow three adorable characters - piglet, bunny and cat - as they react emotionally to a variety of events and circumstances from everyday life. From an 'ate all the pies' smile to an 'ice-cream plopping down cry'; from a 'cosy under blanket smile' to a 'need a band-aid quick cry', children will empathize with the tear-jerking calamity of a popped balloon or lost toy, or feel the smiley warmth of a being tickled.

It's the little things that touch the hearts of children the most, and Smile Cry typifies both the small joys and challenges that are the essence of childhood. Younger kids will respond to the soft whimsical illustrations, while older readers will learn more about the range of their emotions - how it's possible to cry with happiness and also smile with trepidation. The clever 'flip book' format means that the 'Smile' story reads from front to back, while the 'Cry' story reads from back to front, with both delicious narratives meeting in the middle.

A heartfelt picture book that will be treasured for years, Smile Cry is perfect for ages 3 and upwards.

About the Authors

Tania McCartney is an award-winning author, illustrator and editor, and the founder of literary site Kids’ Book Review and the 52-Week Illustration Challenge.

Jess Racklyeft was selected for Luerzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators of the World 2013/2014. She works with card companies, US-based agency Astound, and sells prints of her artworks.

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"I love the concept of this book and think that it will be read over and over again in our house"

ISBN: 9781925335378
ISBN-10: 1925335372
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st March 2017
Publisher: Exisle Publishing eBooks
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 28.8  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.16

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