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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 03
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475036582
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475036589
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,192,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Writing children’s short stories has always been a hobby for me. Ideas would emerge from real life experiences and sometimes, from a child with endearing character traits. Mostly though, my inspiration came from my precious daughter, Tammy, who possessed the most precocious, yet charming and unique sense of humor I have ever known. My memories of her childhood could keep me writing for eternity and so I have chosen to enter the wonderful world of children’s writing with the Sunshine series, reflective of Tammy’s infectious smile. Most recently, I have introduced Andy-Roo, a new character series aimed at bringing enjoyment and a strong social message for the young child. If I can bring smiles to little faces with my writing, then I consider my contribution to their world to be a resounding success.

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Dear Parents, Caregivers & Young Readers Everywhere!
Writing children's short stories is a wonderful and satisfying endeavor. Ideas have emerged from real life experiences and usually, from a child with endearing character traits. Most often, my inspiration came from my late daughter, Tammy, who expressed the most precocious, yet charming and unique sense of humor I have ever known in a child. Even as a little girl, it became evident that she cared very deeply for the well-being of others and set a wonderful example of love and positivity to her little friends and adults alike! And so I chose to enter the wonderful world of children's writing with the introduction of two book series, Sunshine and Andy-Roo! All of my books impart an age appropriate moral for kids in the 3 to 7 year age group. They are never too young to learn life's little lessons and what better source is there than a well-illustrated children's book!

Sunshine I'll Make You Smile! is available in a traditional version AND in March 2013, an Irish adaptation was released to recognize the culture of magical Ireland, entitled Sunshine and Her Big Blarney Smile! From time to time, you will see new cultural releases which I affectionately regard as my little Travellin' Sunshines! Children who learn about symbolic cultural differences among the countries of the world will be fascinated...castles, folklore, and more! I'm pleased to announce that Sunshine and Her Big Blarney Smile! received the 2014 Red Carpet Books Award as the Children's Book Finalist.

Andy-Roo The Birthday Surprise! is my first release in the Andy-Roo series which touches lightly on an age appropriate anti-bullying message in a creative way. Andy-Roo made a good impression on Kart Kids and was subsequently awarded a 2013 Kart Kids Book List award and is being sold in the Kart Kids Bookstore.

PAPERBACK & eBOOKS
You may choose from Paperback and eBook, depending upon whether you prefer to 'flip the pages' or 'touch the screen' with your little ones! Kindle ebooks are available on Amazon for Andy-Roo The Birthday Surprise! and Sunshine I'll Make You Smile! Download from Amazon to Kindle, iPad, PC or Mac, and most other devices where Amazon downloads eBooks.
Note: eBook for Sunshine and Her Big Blarney Smile! will be available soon.

AUTOGRAPH NEWS!
Each of my books has a dedicated bookplate to match.
To receive an autographed bookplate to stick inside the cover of your book purchase, please order at the following link: http://www.linnieslittlebooks.com/Contact-Us.html

Name of Book/Your name/delivery mailing address/Name of Child for bookplate/Special Occasion Date, e.g. birthday/Needed no later than (give date)
Please note your relationship to the child e.g. Parent, and confirm that you are 18 years of age or over. Bookplates will not be mailed directly to children.


MY LINKS
Sunshine and Her Big Blarney Smile!
http://www.amazon.com/Linda-Hales/e/B004YKW4QU/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_nu_I4tGrb51FD314
Activity Story Book -Sunshine and Her Big Blarney Smile!
http://www.amazon.com/Linda-Hales/e/B004YKW4QU/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_nu_I4tGrb51FD314
Sunshine I'll Make You Smile!
http://www.amazon.com/Linda-Hales/e/B004YKW4QU/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_nu_I4tGrb51FD314
Andy-Roo The Birthday Surprise!
http://www.amazon.com/Linda-Hales/e/B004YKW4QU/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_nu_I4tGrb51FD314
Website
http://www.linnieslittlebooks.com
FB Page -Sunshine books
http://facebook.com/LinniesLittleBooks
FB Page - Andy-Roo The Birthday Surprise!
http://facebook.com/MyAndyRoo
Twitter
http://twitter.com/RaisingGr8Kids

ENJOY THE SUNSHINE!

Customer Reviews

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It's a lovely and very short story.
Patricia A. Guthrie
Sunshine, I'll Make You Smile by Linda Hales is a picture storybook.
Irma Fritz
This is a book any parent will be happy to read to their children.
Mamie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Clayton Bye on January 22, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Sunshine: I'll make you smile
Linda Hales
Createspace, March 2012
ISBN: 9781475036589
eBook 20 pages
Paperback 26 pages
Children's Book
3-7 year-olds

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
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Holly Stover on June 5, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I recently purchased this book for my granddaughter and she can't get enough of it. Her Mom reads it over and over again to her as it is, far and away, her favourite bedtime story. She is only 2 but already recognizes many of the words and has practically memorized the story. Her favourite part is when Sunshine is making faces to get her great grandpappy to smile! Even at her young age, she already understands how important it is to smile and how smiling can make other people happy. It is colorfully illustrated on every page which youngsters find highly appealing. Without giving the story away, I can only say that this book should be on every child's bookshelf.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia A. Guthrie on January 11, 2013
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SUNSHINE a chldren's book by Linda Hale was adorable with lovable illustrations. It's a motivational book for younger readers about a girl who loves to smile and make people happy. She meets an old man who was as persistent at being a grump as she was at trying to make him smile.

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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Sunshine
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. She likes to smile and everybody tells her how cheerful they feel when they see her bright smile. All is fine until she meets her grumpy Great Grandpappy. He doesn't smile when he sees Sunshine. She takes this behavior as a challenge and begins making a series of silly faces.

Children who are at the stage of enjoying silly faces and exploring how the same person can look different at different times will be delighted with Sunshine. The story also has a message about the importance of being cheerful.

I look forward to seeing more of Linda Hales' work.
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