Miles of Smiles Hardcover – April 5, 2016

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When someone smiles, who knows where it goes? Baby smiles at Mommy, Mom keeps it for a while . . . and then passes it on. As the smile begins its joyful journey—moving from a first-grade class to a soccer team, from Gran to a garbage man, even to a puppy—it spreads happiness throughout the community, bringing everyone together. A sunny picture book guaranteed to make kids SMILE!

From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1—Oozing with unfashionable charm, this work depicts a community threaded together by a simple smile. When a fat, pink-cheeked baby smiles at his mother, he sets off a chain reaction of smiles that brighten the days of everyone from a garbage man to a grandmother video-chatting with her granddaughter. Modern touches show that the book takes place today, but its modish, collage-style illustrations, rhyming text, and heartwarming circular narrative harken back to a simpler time. This nostalgic incarnation of the classic circular tale comes as a breath of fresh air. Lovingly crafted with details such as endpapers showing every character in the story arrayed all the way through the neighborhood, the book shows just how far a single gesture of kindness and joy can go. Perfect for little ones, this can be a title to treasure through the generations. VERDICT Read this book and pass it around.—Anna Stover, Poughkeepsie Day School, NY

About the Author

Karen Kaufman Orloff is the writer of nine books for children, including the preferred I Wanna series, illustrated by David Catrow (Putnam); Talk, Oscar, Please!, illustrated by Tim Bowers; and If Mom Had Three Arms, illustrated by Pete Whitehead (both Sterling). Karen divides her time between Dutchess County, NY, and eastern PA. Visit her online at karenkaufmanorloff.com.
 
Luciano Lozano has worked as a freelance illustrator for a few years, creating art for newspapers and magazines. He’s the illustrator of several books for young readers, including Operation Alphabet, by Al MacCuish (Thames & Hudson), and I (Don’t) Like Snakes, by Nicola Davies (Candlewick). Luciano lives in Barcelona, Spain. Visit him online at ilustrista.com.

When someone smiles, who knows where it goes? Baby smiles at Mommy, Mom helps to keep it for a even as . . . and then passes it on. As the smile begins its joyful journey—moving from a first-grade class to a soccer team, from Gran to a garbage man, even to a puppy—it spreads happiness all the way through the community, bringing everyone together. A sunny picture book guaranteed to make kids SMILE!