Smile!

Starring Sunny McCloud

Publisher: Orchard Books

Hodgkinson has created a splendidly imaginative format which engages the youngest readers from the outset, and entertains those reading to others.

When Sunny gets told she must not eat chocolate biscuits before teatime, she is very annoyed, and loses her smile. Trying to find it, she unthinkingly cheers other people (and pets) with a thoughtful word or deed, and finally the smile is rediscovered – on her face.

Charlie and Lola fans will appreciate Sunny’s similarity of speech and sentiment, and Hodgkinson’s style of bright, bold, childlike illustration. The text itself is carried in divers formats: lower case, upper case, hand-printed, and as completed hangman games. It’s large, easily read and well integrated into the images, gently easing the reader along.

Share this page with your friends

More books like this

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson

The little boy in this book is looking for the perfect place to read his book - but nothing he finds is quite right. Hodgkinson's recognisably quirky and appealing rhyming text and illustration celebrates the enduring importance of reading together.

Read more about Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Troll Swap

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson

A little girl called Tabitha decides to swap places with Timothy the hairy troll in this lively picture book.

Read more about Troll Swap