Because Amelia Smiled

By David Ezra Stein; David Ezra Stein (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763641696, 36pp.)

Publication Date: September 11, 2012

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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!




About the Author
David Ezra Stein was born in Brooklyn, New York. He currently lives in Queens County, where he works as a set illustrator. On the side he is a daydreamer, a doodler, and a noodler in all kinds of media. His artwork has appeared in "American Illustration, " the "New Yorker, " and the "New York Times." This is his first picture book.

David Ezra Stein was born in Brooklyn, New York. He currently lives in Queens County, where he works as a set illustrator. On the side he is a daydreamer, a doodler, and a noodler in all kinds of media. His artwork has appeared in "American Illustration, " the "New Yorker, " and the "New York Times." This is his first picture book.
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