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Because Amelia Smiled - Print

Because Amelia Smiled - Print

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Because Amelia Smiled

By David Ezra Stein

Soft cover 40pp
0.5cm H x 26.4cm L x 24.6cm W (0.2 kgs)
ISBN 9781536235777
Candlewick Press (2024)

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Because Amelia smiles as she skips down the street, her neighbour 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.

Putting a unique spin on “what goes around comes around” Caldecott Honoree David Ezra Stein’s charmingly illustrated story reminds us that adding even a small dose of kindness into the world is sure to spur only more kindness – which could eventually make its way back to you!

"A series of kindly acts comes full circle in this heartwarming, yet never saccharine story from Stein … Stein’s spreads are dense with coloured pencil and crayon lines and crammed with visual information … Night and day, light and shadow, groups of old and young people spending time together: it’s a satisfying portrait of the feast of life. Even youngest children will grasp the idea that good deeds and positivity beget more of the same." Publishers Weekly

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