Monday, June 09, 2014

You Make Me Smile

You Make Me Smile
Written and illustrated by Layn Marlow
New York:  Holiday House, 2013, ages 6-8

A very "warm" story about a young child getting ready to be reacquainted with a well-loved wintery friend. The writing style of this book is simple and easy to follow. The author uses good imagery to allow readers to immerse themselves into the familiarity of a fun snowy day.

The illustrations are cute, in addition to the little boy, they also portray a father figure who has a side story of his own that isn't included in the text. In fact he doesn't enter the story until the very end.

I think this would be a great classroom read aloud for a themed unit or for the winter season.

--Review by Jessica Lang

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