Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

See more online stores - Because Amelia Smiled

Because Amelia Smiled

Written by David Ezra SteinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Ezra Stein
Illustrated by David Ezra SteinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Ezra Stein

Because Amelia Smiled Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Because Amelia Smiled
  • Email this page - Because Amelia Smiled
  • Print this page - Because Amelia Smiled
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
PRAISE PRAISE
Synopsis

Synopsis

Just try not to smile! A positively inspiring picture book from the creator of the Caldecott Honor–winning Interrupting Chicken.

Because Amelia smiles as she skips down the street, her neighbor Mrs. Higgins smiles too, and decides to send a care package of cookies to her grandson Lionel in Mexico. The cookies give Lionel an idea, and his idea inspires a student, who in turn inspires a ballet troupe in England! And so the good feelings that started with Amelia’s smile make their way around the world, from a goodwill recital in Israel, to an impromptu rumba concert in Paris, to a long-awaited marriage proposal in Italy, to a knitted scarf for a beloved niece back in New York. Putting a unique spin on "what goes around comes around," David Ezra Stein’s charmingly illustrated story reminds us that adding even a small dose of kindness into the world is sure to spur more and more kindness, which could eventually make its way back to you!
Praise

Praise

A playfully profound picture book that does its part in passing on good feelings.
—Kirkus Reviews

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: