Birdy starts every day by smiling at herself in the mirror. She says you can smile while doing just about anything--brushing your teeth, taking out the garbage, or eating broccoli. Okay, maybe not while eating broccoli. Even people with bad teeth (like our first president, George Washington) should show their toothy grins because there’s no such thing as a bad smile. So heed Birdy’s advice and practice your smile—you’ll need it while reading this book!
This is one little girl with one BIG message. Smile! It makes you happy, and it makes other people happy too. From acclaimed children's author/illustrator Laurie Keller comes Birdy's Smile Book. This trailer will make you smile ear to ear!
“It’s hard not to smile at the encouraging thoughts and enthusiastic pictures throughout the book.”--School Library Journal
"The collaged illustrations are bold and textured and occupy white space in Keller's characteristically exuberant style.” --Kirkus Reviews
“Keller's (Do Unto Otters) goofy, buoyant cartoons, underscored with curlicue display type, set an upbeat tone that's in keeping with Birdy's attitude.” --Publishers Weekly
“Birdy’s Smile Book is fun to read any time, but it is especially helpful if you have a little one that doesn’t feel like smiling. If the cute, happy story doesn’t get them smiling then the fun mirror in the back where you can practice smiling will put a grin on even the grumpiest of faces." --Peekaboo Picks
Download the Birdy's Smile Book projects for children to do at home and in the classroom