Smile!

Smile!

Smile!

Smile!

Smile!

Smile!

Smile!

Realistic (fiction), 219 words, Lexile 420L Level 2 Grades 1-2

No matter what he does, Malik can't make his baby brother smile. He tries playing peekaboo. He wears a clown wig. He tells jokes. But his brother doesn't smile. His mom and dad tell him to be patient, but Malik feels like giving up. The next morning he approaches his baby brother quietly and smiles. His baby brother smiles back!