The Lost Smile – Book review and giveaway

20160612_180416Book worm alert again!  You will all know that I am a book worm and I am pleased to say that H is too, so any opportunity to read new books then you will know the answer will always be yes!

What does a smile bring to your day?  I always find that a smile from H can brighten up any of my days even the really bad ones.

The Lost Smile is the first children’s storybook to be released by Wrigley’s Extra as part of their Extra Smile back charity campaign (more about that later).

The story is about a little boy who realises his family are not smiling anymore and goes on a smile hunt to find them. This raised a good deal of conversation with H about where we would hunt for a smile if it went missing and what we could do as a family to discuss why a smile might disappear and how we as individuals could help get the smile back. The answers from H were very interesting and highlighted some of the things that children find important that as adults we may just not consider.


The illustrations are so good and easy for little ones who cannot read to understand, it really is a lovely little book.

Interestingly Wrigley’s research has shown what we all know really, the simple pleasures in life make our children smile such as pulling silly faces (44%), reading stories (28%) and hide and seek (27%) being the best and simplest way of putting a smile on a child’s face.

The Extra Smile Back Project aims to protect children’s smiles by donating money from every pack of sugarfree gum sold during the promotional period to charity partner Action for Children. The monies will be used to create and run oral health workshops, endorsed by the Oral Health Foundation. With this activity Wrigley aims to protect the smiles of over 10,000 children and 5,000 parents across the UK, see the following Wrigley’s smileback link for more information.

If you would like to win a copy of the Lost Smile, please enter my Rafflecopter giveaway below:

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Disclaimer – I received a copy of the Lost Smile for review but all opinions are my own


49 thoughts on “The Lost Smile – Book review and giveaway

  1. Tell jokes ( age appropriate), play chasing games and ball games at the park. Read stories, he seems to be really fond of animals. Read rhymes etc.


  2. Play Angry Birds with him, using plastic eggs from easter. I pretend to sleep and he’s the Piggie who tries to steal my eggs.


  3. Definitely tickles!! My youngest also does this thing where she climbs inside my duvet and I have to try and get her, haha!


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