Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Willow’s Smile by Lana Button -NO

Button, Lana Willow’s Smile Kids Can Press, 2016. $16.95 PICTURE BOOK
Willow only feels like smiling sometimes. When it time for school pictures she is worried that she might not be in the mood to smile. But the smart photographer enlists her as his smile creating assistant, and she is able to make her classmate smiles. Will it work for her?
This is an odd book. Do a lot of students have trouble smiling? Are there many kids who can’t smile unless a rubber chicken is shook around? The illustrations are plain and uninteresting. I see no reason to add this book to my library.
EL(K-3) - NO Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.


rivera said...

I think this is a great book for socially anxious, self-conscious, or shy children. For those reasons, I recommend this book for the parents and teachers of such children.

Cindy Mitchell said...

Excellent observation rivera - thanks for your input.