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The Smile

Written by Marie Voigt

Illustrated by Marie Voigt

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The Smile Review

Books for Babies and Toddlers Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Stories about Animals

A charming message about kindness, showing the many different forms it can take

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month April 2022

A simple story told largely through its illustrations with a spare text adding a commentary. From the first smile of a baby onwards through loads of different situations and different relationships in life the story celebrates the all the wonderful qualities of a smile and the very big difference that smiling can make. Young children will love following the smile and recognising its importance.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for April 2022

The Smile by Marie Voigt 

A Song In the Mist by Corrinne Averiss

Small's Big Dream by Manjeet Mann

The Fears You Fear by Rachel Rooney

The Girl Who Lost a Leopard by Nizrana Farook

One Time by Sharon Creech

The Thief Who Sang Storms by Sophie Anderson

The Light In Everything by Katya Balen

The Smile Synopsis

When a baby smiles at his sister, the joy she feels is so powerful that it sets in motion a chain of kindness that spreads around the world . . . and back.

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ISBN: 9780192783004
Publication date: 03/03/2022
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781781125007
Publication date: 15/07/2015
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192783004
Publication date: 3rd March 2022
Author: Marie Voigt
Illustrator: Marie Voigt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Animals
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Collections: Anti Bullying Week & World Kindness Day,

About Marie Voigt

Born in former East Berlin, Marie spent her childhood painting, acting, writing and wanting to save the world. Or be an actress, a painter or a filmmaker. But with degrees in Multimedia Technology and Marketing she got various jobs in TV, advertising, branding, events and graphic & web design, but nothing ever felt quite right. That was until Marie realised that making picture books allows her to combine all her passions and skills in the most fulfilling way. Following some very intense years of self-directed author/illustrator training and self-discovery, Marie is finally back where she started, but better. Because ...

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