Presenting Princess Solei on Her First Birthday
Shangri-La Durham-Thompson, author
Nina Solei?s smile touches the hearts of all those she encounters. When her grandpa first held her in his arms, he was overwhelmed by the way her smile affected him. Because he felt such joy, he decided to call her princess. He was also touched by her beauty, her loving and smiling personality, which became more evident at her first birthday party celebration. The narrator retells this event to a young child and emphasizes the lengths we will go to celebrate. Yet despite the cake and ice cream and the presents, Nina?s gift of a simple smile is the greatest gift of all. The story encourages everyone to smile as smiles bring healing and shared happiness.