Monday, April 4, 2016

Smile/ Cry by Tania McCartney- ADVISABLE

McCartney, Tania Smile / Cry: Happy or sad, wailing or glad - how do you feel today? Illustrated by Jess Racklyeft. EK Books, 2016. $16.95. PICTURE BOOK. Smile/ Cry is a unique book exploring all the emotions that come from happy or sad tears.  This is a "flip the book" picture book that can be read from both the front and back.  Children will love this fun aspect.  Three characters- piglet, bunny, and cat react to different circumstances that occur in everyday life.  Whether it's a "spinning round and round smile, or quiet in the nightlight smile," or a "need a bandage quick cry," or "a tutu in the wash cry," all children will be able to relate to the emotions explored on each page.  The illustrations are simple and detailed and share much of the story's emotions. This book could easily be used in a unit on emotions. We enjoyed this sweet, tender book.  Pre-K. EL (K-3). ADVISABLE. Reviewer: SL.

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