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Scallywag Press
01 August 2020
Children's & Educational; Picture books; Humorous stories (Children's&YA); Money (Children's&YA); Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's&YA)
Age range 4+ A philosophical book celebrating the power of smiling and importance of kindness.

A small boy has saved all his pocket money and visits the market with high expectations. When disaster strikes and he loses his money, he feels devastated - all is lost! But wait, what's that? A Smile Shop? He could really do with a smile. What will happen if he goes in?

'A masterfully crafted story for tots, impeccable in its apparent simplicity, yet with all the elements of tension, resolution and surprise needed in a good story. Perfection!' - Carousel 'Rhythm, rhyme, tongue-twisters and a colourful explosion of animals are all delivered with a magical flourish. A perfect book for sharing!' - Alison Brumwell, Storytime Prize judge
By:   Satoshi Kitamura
Illustrated by:   Satoshi Kitamura
Imprint:   Scallywag Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 230mm,  Spine: 9mm
ISBN:   9781912650217
ISBN 10:   1912650215
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 August 2020
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  0-5 years
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Currently living in Japan, Satoshi Kitamura has created over 20 of his own picture books, as well as having illustrated many by prominent authors such as Hiawyn Oram, Jon Agard and Colin McNaughton. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Awards: include the Mother Goose Award, Silver Award for the Smarties Prize, and the National Art Library Illustrations Award.

Reviews for The Smile Shop

Reviews for Satoshi Kitamura's latest title HAT TRICKS;'A masterfully crafted story for tots, impeccable in its apparent simplicity, yet with all the elements of tension, resolution and surprise needed in a good story. Perfection!' Carousel;'Rhythm, rhyme, tongue-twisters and a colourful explosion of animals are all delivered with a magical flourish. A perfect book for sharing!' Alison Brumwell, Storytime Prize judge


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