The Smile that Travels the World

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After being teased at school by a new student, Lulu declares to her family that she is never ever going to smile! She is determined to stand her ground because she does not want be teased again. A dream fairy named Twilight overhears Lulu’s plan to never smile, “No more smiling from me… nobody will miss it!” The dream fairy knows that she has to take action.

The fairy takes Lulu on a dream journey following a smile Lulu had given her neighbour. One little smile of Lulu’s starts a whirlwind smiling tour. Lulu and the fairy follow the smile to the most unlikely of places and events. Her smile reaches people in different corners of the world, only to come back to the most unlikely of people, surprising Lulu and the reader.

That is the essence of Ellen Jezerinac’s picture book The Smile that Travels the World.

The illustrations were done by the author and her children and are colourful and original with a whimsical nature that children will enjoy. The book is filled with interactive details that engage the reader beyond the story. It is a book made truly for children to appreciate. Red letters are marked in the text where kids can spell out a secret message on a page at the end of the story. The final pages include a simple world map where kids can follow the journey of Lulu’s smile.

This is a timeless and unique story that is well told and speaks to all children about their individual value as a person.

The Smile that Travels the World appeals to children and adults alike. Anyone, any age can share a smile. It’s a small gesture that has a positive impact in this world.

Come take the journey with Lulu around the world and see where her smile takes her. You won’t believe where Lulu’s smiles ends up!

The Smile That Travels the World
By Ellen Jezerinac
Illustrated by Ellen, Dario and Daniela Jezerinac
ISBN: 9780981129501


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