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Smile Cry by Tania McCartney

publication date: Mar 10, 2016
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author/source: Laura Chambers

Smile CrySmile Cry by Tania McCartney and Jess Racklyeft indicates that it is a "beginner's book of feelings" and deals with two subjects – smiling and crying. It has a clever layout in that you flip it over to read about each emotion in turn – with both stories meeting in the middle where the scene is of a cuddle.

Bella was very interested in it as soon as we got it and particularly likes the pictures – it is beautifully illustrated with pictures of animals acting out "childlike" situations.

The book indicates different types of smiles or cries. In fact my only criticism is that some of them are a bit strange for example "a sweetie-pie wink smile" but overall it's a really well-told story to help little ones explore their feelings.

PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥

Published by EK Books,  Smile/Cry: Happy or Sad, Wailing or Glad - How Do You Feel Today? by Tania McCartney and illustrated by Jess Racklyeft is available from Amazon.