Smile a Lot!
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Smile a Lot!

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  13 reviews
A determined little frog discovers that even when you don't want to, smiling can make any situation better. Kids and adults alike will be enchanted by this appealing new offering from best-selling children's author/illustrator Nancy Carlson.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Carolrhoda Books
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Mandy Hoffman

Smile A Lot! is a cute book with what seems to be a really cute storyline. It's all about how smiling makes your day better, makes friends easier, and makes bad situations better. While all of that may be true, the book also gives examples of deciding to play on the monkey bars when the swings are full and "smile a lot" so that the kids will think you are having more fun than they are and then the swings will open up and you can swing. In reality, this is teaching children to smile to...more
Shawna Kopp
You could use this book in your classroom to help your students stay positive and motivated. Let them think of situations they don't like to be in or places they hate and ask them how a smile might make these situations better and more fun!
This little frog approaches every situation with a smile in hopes that it will help him get through things. You follow him through all the happenings of the day. Smiling gives this little frog courage! In my opinion, the story wasn't my favorite. The illustrations were a bit busy, but had a lot to illustrate. They didn't seem as complementary as they could have been.
Not what I thought the book would be. It's more of a bunch of situations in which the frog chooses to have a good attitude about something not-so-good, and encouraging the reader that the good attitude helps one to feel better and may lead to something becoming better after all. Some humor was put in, but it felt forced to me. A good behavioral book for young ages.
Meghan Hunt
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Encouraging and inspiring book. It reminds children to smile and be thankful. The book encourages them to do their best and to keep trying even if they do not succeed the first time!
I loved with book with such a positive message about smiling through your troubles to make them easier to bear! Positive message and colorful pictures!
Hazel usually likes stories that I despise but we both agree on this one. The story doesn't flow and is kind of weird. Cute pictures, however.
We read this in both Enlish (Smile a Lot) and Spanish. I like the reptition of "Sonrie!"
Feb 14, 2011 John added it
FUN beginning reader text, especially for storytimes....
Inspired Kathy
Cute book to read about being positive and happy.
Kristin Sprague
have you ever seen a frog smile?
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