This review is of Smile by Raina Telgemeier.
If I could pull this book away from either of my girls, I could do a better job of reviewing it, but so far that has not happen. I absolutely have to be sure to hide this book when we have company so my girls will play with their friends. And I have to make sure that it gets evenly passed between them on car rides to and from school.
From what I can tell from over their shoulders, the illustrations are magnificent. Telgemeier really does a wonderful job bringing the characters to life!
Aylen, age 7, reviews it as: "It's just great. It is about a girl who knocks out her front teeth and has to see lots of doctors in order to fix them. Her friends are not so nice to her and pull mean pranks on her. She then finds better friends that treat her well. She also is in an earthquake. And also, did you know that this is based on a true story? This picture in the back is of Raina! Read this book and you won't be disappointed."
I think that this book is geared more for tweens, and it may have some angst in the pages, but since both my girls cannot put it down and I love to see my 5 year old reading, I let them devour it every chance they get!
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