Author(s): Satoshi Kitamura
A philosophical book celebrating the power of smiling and importance of kindness.
A small boy has saved all his pocket money and visits the market with high expectations. When disaster strikes and he loses his money, he feels devastated — all is lost! But wait, what's that? A Smile Shop? He could really do with a smile. What will happen if he goes in?
'A masterfully crafted story for tots, impeccable in its apparent simplicity, yet with all the elements of tension, resolution and surprise needed in a good story. Perfection!' — Carousel
'Rhythm, rhyme, tongue-twisters and a colourful explosion of animals are all delivered with a magical flourish. A perfect book for sharing!' — Alison Brumwell, Storytime Prize judge