Published By: Tulika Books
Story: R Amarendran
Illustrations: Bhakti Pathak
Anybody who saw her always pinched her cheeks and said, ‘Smile, Siri, won’t you smile?’
In a Sentence: The three-year-old Siri finds her reason to smile.
What is it About: A curious little girl goes around the park asking everything to smile, because that’s what everyone asks her to do. The sun and the moon and the animals tell her they can do other things but they can’t smile, because they’re not meant to. By the end of the book, Siri realizes that it is she who is meant to smile. And smile she does, always, from then on!
Form and language: A mix of prose and verse.
What makes it snuggly: Siri’s cheeks! They’ll give you an irresistible urge to pinch them 🙂
Will be best enjoyed by: 3-5 year olds.
Ha Ha! Quotient: 2
Touches The Heart Quotient: 3
Cuts Through The Clutter Quotient: 3
Visual Appeal: 3
Encore Quotient: 3
Thank God it’s not moral science: 3
Show, don’t tell: 3
Hey, this is a really important book!: 3