The Smile Shop
Satoshi Kitamura, Satoshi Kitamura
Award-winning artist Satoshi Kitamura delivers the powerful message that kindness is more important than money.
Nominated for the Greenaway Medal 2021.
Celebrate the power of a smile in this deceptively simple story set in a multi-ethnic market.
A small boy is planning how to spend his first ever pocket money when disaster strikes and he’s left with only one coin. His day seems to be ruined until he sees a Smile Shop. In a surprise ending, the world is put to rights and suddenly the whole world is smiling again!
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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