Because Amelia Smiled

By Stein, David Ezra

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ISBN
978-0-76364-416-6
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2012  |  Fiction

Gr 2-4–Because Amelia smiles, Mrs. Higgins smiles as well. She thinks of her grandson in Mexico and decides to bake cookies for him. Lionel shares them with his class and teaches them a song, setting off a chain of events that spans the globe from the U.S. to Mexico to Europe and back. Stein’s simple text reminds readers that what goes around comes...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2012

What goes around comes around, to excellent global effect: it’s pouring as Amelia runs down the street, holding her smiling parents’ hands as they lark through puddles on comfortably shod feet. Where some kids might grumble at the weather, Amelia’s rain-spattered grin is so contagious that it prompts old Mrs. Higgins to bake cookies for her grandson in Mexico -- who shares them ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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