||Dec 26, 2007
Deep in the enchanted forest, there stood a redwood tree with a magical green door. Inside that tree, the Hidden Folk Counsel met to discuss Mel’s work potential. The counsel listed existing Keeper positions and their associated duties. They noticed that Mel was always happy. Possibly he could be Keeper of Happy Faces.
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Deep in the enchanted forest, there stood a redwood tree with a magical green door. Inside that tree, the Hidden Folk Counsel met to discuss Mel’s work potential. Mel, one of the hidden folk, was coming of age and ready to take a job. The Hidden Folk Counsel assigns work positions to hidden folk based on their personalities and talents. They listed existing Keeper positions and their associated duties. A keeper is a guardian of human traits and sentimental values. It is important to give the right position to the best person. The counsel noticed that Mel was always happy. Could he become the next Keeper of Happy Faces? Can he lift everyone’s sadness with a smile?A wonderful story that children will love, Keeper of Happy Faces will teach them that there is a special role for each person. The vibrant artwork adds appeal to this engaging tale and will be sure to capture their hearts and imagination. This children's book is intended for ages 2-8. "Keeper of Happy Faces" will give parents and grandparents the opportunity to discuss human traits and sentimental values with their children. It makes a great bedtime story since the short text allows you to spend as much time as you would like on each keeper position adding your own ideas and explanations for the illustrations.
Could he be Keeper of Inquisitive Minds?
- awakening excitement in little hearts
- providing “What If”, “How”, or “Why” questions on schedule
Could he be Keeper of Wiggle Worms and Twinkle Eyes?
- causing each angelic child to have bright, shiny eyes focused on their teacher
- keeping the wiggle worms under control
Keeper of Happy Faces
Short Synopsis of the story: ‘Keeper of Happy Faces’ is set in an imaginary setting of Hidden Folk in the forest. The Council of Hidden Folk decides who should get what job as they become of age. Mel was coming of age and needed a job. He was very happy all of the time. There are many jobs listed in this story to tell what kinds of jobs the Council would decide one should have. All the positions are delightful. The Council is reminded of a position that needs filling and they find that Mel is perfect for the job and Mel soon sees that he is too.
REVIEW - Please describe what you thought of the book: ‘Keeper of Happy Faces’ is a delightfully, charming story for children that will make any child squeal and giggle with delight at the positions the Council has to offer “Hidden Folk”. I find the setting highly imaginable and titillating for the smallest of children. ‘Keeper of Happy Faces’ will surely put a smile on your child’s face.
Rating Number Is: 5 *****
Name of Reviewer: Anastasia Cassella-Young, www.thebookattic.us
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