Submitted by Ms. Melissa!
Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein. Amelia smiled and it spurred a chain of positive reactions across the globe. Because Amelia smiled, a man from Paris asked a woman in Italy to marry him, a four year old boy in Israel discovered he liked to dance, a woman in New York made a scarf for her niece, and the list goes on and on. The message is clear: when you act, there is a consequence. This book is a positive way to explain the concept of “cause and effect” to children. The illustration style, while very detailed, is done with a technique that could be easy for children to emulate. You can extend the message by asking children to create an image, like the pictures from the book, of their good deed and its consequence. This book is joy to read on any occasion and at any age. Sometimes you need to read a book like this to be reminded that your good deeds may find a way back to you, even if it was just a simple smile started the whole thing going. See this book listed in our catalog