Smile, Principessa! by Judith Ross Enderle

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Mama and Papa call their little Principessa bambina Bina, and Papa takes her picture every day. “Smile, Bina!” he says.

Snap! Snap! Snap!

Thousands of pictures!

Then bambino Pasquale—Bino—is born, and everything changes. Papa doesn’t take pictures of Bina anymore; now he only seems to care about making Bino smile! Pooey!

How Principessa gets her smile back is the heart of this charming story that is perfect for little ones and their new siblings.
 

About Judith Ross Enderle

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Judith Ross Enderle and Stephanie Jacob Gordon have been writing children's books as a team for several years. Their picture books include Something's Happening on Calabash Street and Two Badd Babies. Their writing has also been featured in the Los Angeles Times and in various magazines for children. Together Judith and Stephanie formed Writers Ink, where they work with other children's book authors. They both live in Ventura, California. Visit their Web site at www.writersinkville.com. Judith Ross Enderle and Stephanie Jacob Gordon have been writing children's books as a team for several years. Their picture books include Something's Happening on Calabash Street and Two Badd Babies. Their writing has also been featured in the Los Angeles Times and in various magazines for children. Together Judith and Stephanie formed Writers Ink, where they work with other children's book authors. They both live in Ventura, California. Visit their Web site at www.writersinkville.com. Serena Curmi was born in England and grew up on a sailboat, traveling with her family around parts of the United States, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. She entertained herself on the boat by painting and drawing, which gave her the grounding to become an artist. Later she earned a degree in illustration from the Falmouth College of Arts in Cornwall, England. She currently resides in London.
 
Published March 20, 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Principessa tries to smile “her very best smile” whenever Papa takes a photo of her with Bino, but she doesn’t like these new pictures and decides she’s not going to smile for any more.

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The camera-happy parents document each child's first days of life, as indicated by Enderle and Gordon's (Hide and Seek Turkeys) repetitious text: ""Papa took smiling pictures, crying pictures, eating pictures, sleeping pictures."" Curmi's witty illustrations provide some of the story's most memor...

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