Friday, April 29, 2016

*Review* Miles of Smiles by Karen Kaufman Orloff

Genre: Children's Illustrated
Published: April 5, 2016
Pages: 32


When someone smiles, who knows where it goes? Baby smiles at Mommy, Mom keeps it for a while . . . and then passes it on. As the smile begins its joyful journey—moving from a first-grade class to a soccer team, from Gran to a garbage man, even to a puppy—it spreads happiness throughout the community, bringing everyone together. A sunny picture book guaranteed to make kids SMILE!


I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads giveaway program in the hopes that I would leave an honest review. 

I had my seven year old read this book to me and it was a smooth read for him. He was even able to mostly read it in the proper cadence, which indicates to me that the words were mostly simple and common, and easily understandable.

I thought the story was cute and the illustrations were vibrant, but not distracting. My son thought it was a good book and liked it when everyone smiled.

I plan on using it to work on recognizing rhyming words with my son and daughter in the near future.

Overall I give Miles of Smiles 5 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

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About the Author

Karen Kaufman Orloff is the author of nine books for children, including the popular I Wanna series, illustrated by David Catrow (Putnam); Talk, Oscar, Please!, illustrated by Tim Bowers; and If Mom Had Three Arms, illustrated by Pete Whitehead (both Sterling). Karen divides her time between Dutchess County, NY, and eastern PA. Visit her online at
Luciano Lozano has worked as a freelance illustrator for many years, creating art for newspapers and magazines. He is the illustrator of several books for young readers, including Operation Alphabet, by Al MacCuish (Thames & Hudson), and I (Don’t) Like Snakes, by Nicola Davies (Candlewick). Luciano lives in Barcelona, Spain. Visit him online at

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