It is Clarine’s first day at her new school, she is keen to make lots of friends but things don’t go too well. She doesn’t want to go back to school the next day. Mum and Dad give her some advice but it doesn’t work. Then Grandpa tells her how he made friends by using his ‘Gotcha smile’. When he gave his brightest smile to anyone they couldn’t help give him one back. Clarine gives it a try and before long she has lots of new friends, all thanks to her Gotcha Smile.
Acknowledging anxieties that some children may feel about making new friends and starting school. Provides positive suggestions for overcoming shyness.