-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

Smile :: Graphic Novel Review

Smile :: Graphic Novel Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Feb 01, 2010
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Family, friends, boys ... dental drama?! Find out what Raina Tegemeiers book Smile is all about!

Smile Rating: 5


Author: Raina Telgemeier

Kids all over the world have one thing in common: they hate going to the dentist! Even if it's just for a routine cleaning and checkup - there's almost nothing worse than having to lay back in that chair, mouth hanging open, totally helpless, while the dentist comes at you with sharp, pointy tools and asks you why you haven't been flossing! That's what this graphic novel is about. Well, mostly.


Smiley Story

Smile is a true story written by Raina Telgemeier. It all started when she was 12 years old and on her way to her friends house. She tripped and fell, knocking out her two front teeth. What followed were several years of awful dental procedures: retainers, fake teeth and professionals with job titles Raina couldn't even pronounce!



But Smile isn't about Raina asking for your pity - and the entire story isn't spent in a dentist's chair. Rather, the teeth thing is a device the author uses to explore other themes that most teenage girls in America will be able to relate to, including crushes, popularity, siblings and those awful, awkward phases of puberty. It's a sweet and simple story that basically says, "Don't worry. The things you're going through right now - the braces, the acne, the growing pains - it all works out in the end!


Great Graphics

We love the illustrations in this graphic novel. They're big, bright, bold and pretty true to life - in a cartoony sort of way, of course. The main character, Raina, is bouncy, brunette and adorable - even when she's drawn with her two front teeth missing following her accident at the beginning of the book!


Related Stories:

  • The 411 On Braces
  • Brace-Face TV Show Facts
  • Get The Look: America Ferrera


  • 3 Comments

    Related Stories

    F1102984439843

    Do You Have Braces?

    • Yup!
    • No, I don't have braces - but I think I need them.
    • No, but I know people that have them.

    General In The Forums

    KarmaLTU
    KarmaLTU posted in Say Anything:
    I'm new here! So i'm super bored and i can't find anything to play feel free to recommend any free or fun game!
    reply 19 minutes
    KarmaLTU
    KarmaLTU posted in New Users:
    Hi i'm new here too!
    reply 31 minutes
    Rubab-Vegeta
    SOMETHING STUPID??.....MY LIFE
    reply about 8 hours
    AnnaOfExquizurd
    Welcome back!! :D
    reply about 10 hours
    basonjj
    basonjj posted in New Users:
    "kevin0" wrote:helloi'm new user.my name is kevin and from UK and i have an dissertation company.regardskevinwe provide best dissertation proposal writing UK. kevin there aint no way your nine, dog 
    reply about 10 hours