Making Emmie Smile


Children - Concept
28 Pages
Reviewed on 12/25/2019
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Reviewed by Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneo for Readers' Favorite

In Making Emmie Smile by Ellen Weisberg and Ken Yoffe, the book begins by explaining that when Emmie was little, she would not smile. Relatives would gather pretty flowers and make silly faces at her, but nothing worked. Yet, again, as she grew older, she would not smile. Then, her great-grandmother tried with delicious food, but not even food worked. As Emmie grew older, nothing worked. The grandparents gave her toys, which did not work. So, the grandmother came up with one more technique. She tickled Emmie. It worked! Emmie smiled and smiled. In closing, the book shows how affection, a gift that we cannot see, is often felt by the recipient.

The pace of Making Emmie Smile by Ellen Weisberg and Ken Yoffe is smooth, going from one point to the next; in other words, relatives attempting to make Emmie smile, one after the other. I learned that the power of human touch is often a necessity to survive, as the grandmother demonstrated with a tickle. I liked that Emmie’s family never gave up on her. Readers will learn that the power of affection is important, not only to a child but to people of all ages. Readers will enjoy the fact that Making Emmie Smile has a happy ending. Everybody likes a happy ending. A good book especially for those in similar circumstances with their child. This book can help parents know that they are not the only ones in this situation. All it takes is a little patience.