Our society often has a negative response to tears so it’s refreshing to see this emotion presented to children as a ‘normal and acceptable’ way to feel.
The way these emotions have been introduced allow the reader to empathise with others and learn that everyone has feelings.
Smile Cry presents the concept that we feel things for a reason.
The simple and powerful text and emotive illustrations make this book relatable and relevant for young children.
The gorgeous pictures represent feelings in a fun, non-threatening way – providing reassurance to young readers.
Smile Cry is a ‘flip about’ book, symbolic of how emotions and feelings can flip. ‘Smile’ starts from one end and ‘Cry’ from the other, and the feelings meet in the middle.
Smile Cry is an important book, introducing young readers to the complicated world of feelings in a compassionate and memorable way.
Published by EK Books, Smile Cry is currently available in Australia, the US, UK, New Zealand and Canada.
If you’re looking for the ideal Christmas present for the youngest readers in your life, this could be it.