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  • Keywords
    • Children,
    • Children’s well-being,
    • Social anxiety,
    • Childhood fear,
    • Childhood anxiety,
    • Wellness,
    • Social emotional and mental development

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Smile Sandwich
The Third Journey... How Thoughts, Words and Actions Create Wellness
by Daniella Grsic

Smile Sandwich is a charming tale about a group of friends who learn productive ways to support one another. This book tackles some of the most common social-emotional issues young children face through the characters of Rebecca, Bobby, and Lucky the Snail, including alienation, bullying, self-confidence, and anxiety. Through their time at the beach, playing soccer and camp days, Rebecca shares the knowledge that she has gained about social skills, positive choices and gratitude from her first two journeys and presents her new-found skill set as one neat package throughout this third adventure to the friends, old and new, that can benefit from a little help. The concept of smile sandwich, which promotes thinking, speaking and acting kindly, is central to the story. Will Rebecca and her friends learn the true meaning of smile sandwich and how important it is to each of them as they learn from mistakes, identify feelings, and conquer their fears? The book ends with practical advice for parents, caregivers and educators, including assisting children with a model for journaling their way through challenges. Positive approaches to popular childhood issues are brought to life in order to guide children to think kind thoughts, use kind words and share kind actions to achieve overall emotional, social and mental wellness.

Authors like you make books more meaningful. You composed wonderful words. Children are our future, and it is important to keep them hugged in a variety of ways, including reading a story like "Deep Down Inside" together that connects to life experiences. Lucky Stars is next and I will find the right moment to gift it to a growing mind. As a Mom, Grammy and retired teacher, I admire you and thank you! — Arvalla Anderson

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Daniella is an award-winning Registered Early Childhood Educator and Author who lives in Ontario, Canada. Having worked with children for several years, Daniella has a particular interest in fostering a healthy and strong sense of self in young people. It is through her daily work and her books that she hopes to enrich the lives of young minds and hearts. Daniella has developed a Wellness Series of children’s books that include Deep Down Inside, Lucky Stars and Smile Sandwich that encompass stories that support the social-emotional development of children, while strengthening a positive sense of well-being and mental wellness. To learn more about the author and her books, visit:


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