• The Smile

Praise for The Smile

Voigt uses her warm and wise narrative voice, and a gallery of star-dusted, inclusive illustrations, to convey resonant messages about the positive effects of caring, kindness… and smiles! A beautiful & thoughtful picture book celebrating the special ties that bind us all together.
Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post

Marie Voigt is no stranger to creating amazing books but this may yet be a favourite.
My Shelves Are Full, Book Reviewer

From the time you lay your eyes on the beautiful cover highlighted by gold foil print, you’ll be grinning ear to ear. This book also celebrates global diversity, music, education, and community, with intentional mindful wordplay and sweet, gorgeous illustrations.
Nanny Miss Monique, Book Reviewer

Leaves you feeling warm inside.
Raising a Legacy Bookshelf

We love the exquisite artistry in this book – the drawings are so sweet and heart-warming that they bring a smile to your face just to look at them.
Mini Travellers

A sweet and sunny book about the power of a smile.
Discover Children’s Books

A charming message about kindness, showing the many different forms it can take.
Julia Eccleshare, Expert Reviewer, Love Reading 4 Kids

I love how this book explains that if you can’t see someone in person, you could still send them a smile with a note in the mail!
Little Cub Literacy

The Smile is (…) full of positive messages. It’s ideal for talking about feelings and how we can affect other people wherever they or we are. It’s filled with strong, warm and vibrant colours and engaging drawings.
Jane Sandell, Book Reviewer

The Smile is a gorgeous story about the power that a smile has to spread happiness far and wide. You never know the impact simply smiling at someone could have. Great for exploring emotions, facial expressions, & ‘bucket-filling’.
Mind Superheroes

Where to buy

The book is available worldwide and in several languages in all good bookshops and online booksellers. If you like the book, I would appreciate a review on whatever site you bought it from. Many thanks!

Book Summary

A smile is a beautiful gift, from one face to another. This is the story of one smile’s journey, and the joy it brings.

Published by Oxford University Press UK on 3 March 2022
Age 2-99 | 270x230mm | 32 pages
HB 978-0192783004 | RRP £11.99
PB 978-0192766892 | RRP £6.99

Foreign right enquiries

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