Smile a Lot!
When facing down a bully, a trip to the dentist, or your mom’s prune oatmeal, there’s only one thing you can do—smile a lot! And you’ll pull through! In this appealing new offering from best-selling author/illustrator Nancy Carlson, a determined little frog discovers that even when you don’t want to, smiling can make any situation better.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Carolrhoda Books ®, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.3|
- ABA Children's Book Sense 76
“The prose is simple and peppy (lots of exlamation points), and boldly colored artwork in Carlson’s familiar style portrays the animal characters engaged in recongnizable home and school situations and activities. Carlson approaches the psych-yourself-into-feeling-and-doing-better concept in a child-friendly way, and it is tough to resist Frog’s huge, toothy grin.” —Booklist
“Carlson makes an undeniable case for grins over grumps. Carlson knows how to make dry humor work for three-year-olds.” —Kirkus Reviews
The Horn Book Guide
“The breezy, conversational text is appropriate for the subject. Vigorous, cartoonlike illustrations featuring colorful animal characters in familiar situations (being the new kid in school, coping with a poor test result, etc.) will have readers laughing, and of course, smiling.” —The Horn Book Guide
Illustrator: Nancy Carlson
Nancy Carlson is the author and illustrator of over 60 picture books including bestseller I Like Me! Nancy graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. When Nancy is not drawing pictures and writing stories you can find her hiking, biking, or playing golf!