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Sunshine: I'll Make You Smile! Paperback – March 20, 2012
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Createspace, March 2012
eBook 20 pages
Paperback 26 pages
Sunshine is a positive and bright story with a simple message: a smile is a powerful thing. For those of us who are a little older than the target market, the message goes a little deeper, asking us to look at our attitudes and the power they have to change the world around us.
Parents should be forewarned that this is a book you'll be reading to your children. The language is not geared to a 3, 4 or even 5 year old. Another difference I noticed is the art work. This is not a big, bold, get in your face excitement creator--as books for this age group tend to be. No, the art is gentle, just as the book is gentle. And you know what? That's just fine.
Sunshine is a book you can read to your child. It's a book you can play with, imitating the impossible combination of faces you will find there. And in the end it is as I have already said: a positive and bright story with a simple message.
I don't think this is a book for a 6-7 year old. But for the younger child? I'll give the book 4 stars.
Copyright © 2013 Clayton Clifford Bye
This story tells of how she manages to achieve changing a grumpy old man into a smiler and how compromise sometimes gets us what we want in the end.
This is for the very young reader and rates five stars. It's a lovely and very short story.
Patricia A. Guthrie
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Having just purchased this book both is paperback and E-Book version, it was delightful to compare the two. This is a book any parent will be happy to read to their children.
The author, Linda Hales has done an outstanding job of telling a sweet story of a little girl whose name is Sunshine. Ms. Hales takes a young reader on a journey as Sunshine sets out for the day looking to make someone smile.
In today's world where you find violence and unrest, it's nice to find a special book to cheer the young ones as you yourself smile reading the story to that special someone. Spreading cheer around herself, Sunshine makes it her delightful task of bringing joy to those who may otherwise be cranky, sad or just not happy.
This story gives a young reader a subconscious message that sharing glad times is far better than that of bad times and madness.
The art work in her books-both versions- are vivid and so full of color it makes you smile on it's own.
Congratulations Ms. Hale on preserving a message to the young that will fill their hearts with bliss that they can feel so good about.
I would recommend both versions for any young reader. After all, Sunshine will make you smile!
Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins
By Linda Hales
Sunshine--I'll Make You Smile, written by children's author, Linda Hales, is certain to delight young children in the 3-7 age group. Her character, a little blonde girl with a contagious smile, is a role model for little ones, who also love to smile and be happy -- most of the time.
This book will bring giggles when read aloud as a bedtime story, capturing the attention of young children with its moral and the captivating illustrations. It is a sweet story that allows young children to realize the power in such a simple thing as a smile. Would that there be more smiles in the world, it would be a better place, especially for children.
Author Linda Hales dedicates this charming book to Tammy, her own little sunshine girl. It is recommended that readers check out Hale's other children's books, including " Andy Roo and the Birthday Surprise.
Micki Peluso: writer, journalist, and author of . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang
Most Recent Customer Reviews
By Linda Hales
Sunshine is a delightful book for pre-schoolers. The artwork is bright and engaging. Sunshine is a little girl with a wonderful smile. Read more
When I was a child, my mother taught my sister and me a song about a girl whose name was Little Sunshine. Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Irma Fritz
I bought this for my five year old and figured it was only appropriate to let her review this- "I like him smiling." Boom. 'Nuff said.Published on January 14, 2013 by Razorline Press