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y separately published work icon Smile / Cry : A Beginner’s Book of Feelings single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Smile / Cry : A Beginner’s Book of Feelings
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'A fun, flip-over picture book for children that reads from both front and back. Smile/Cry is a unique picture book for young kids, showcasing the full emotional range of their formative years. Readers follow three adorable characters - piglet, bunny and cat - as they react emotionally to a variety of events and circumstances from everyday life. From an 'ate all the pies' smile to an 'ice-cream plopping down cry'; from a 'cosy under blanket smile' to a 'need a bandaid quick cry', children will empathize with the tear-jerking calamity of a popped balloon or lost toy, or feel the smiley warmth of a being tickled.

'It's the little things that touch the hearts of children the most, and Smile/Cry typifies both the small joys and challenges that are the essence of childhood. Young children will respond to the soft whimsical illustrations, as they learn more about the range of their emotions – how it's possible to cry with happiness and also smile with trepidation. The clever 'flip book' format means that the 'Smile' story reads from front to back, while the 'Cry' story reads from back to front, with both delicious narratives meeting in the middle. A heartfelt picture book that will be treasured for years, Smile/Cry is perfect for ages 3 and upwards.' (Publication summary)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Wollombi, Quorrobolong - Millfield - Wollombi area, Hunter Valley, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,: Exisle Publishing , 2016 .
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      Extent: 32p.
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      • Published 1 March 2016
      ISBN: 9781921966989

Works about this Work

Smile Cry : A Beginner’s Book of Feelings by Tania McCartney Anastasia Gonis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , March 2016;

— Review of Smile / Cry : A Beginner’s Book of Feelings Tania McCartney , 2016 single work picture book
Smile Cry : A Beginner’s Book of Feelings by Tania McCartney Anastasia Gonis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , March 2016;

— Review of Smile / Cry : A Beginner’s Book of Feelings Tania McCartney , 2016 single work picture book
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