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Smile A While!

Here's a new book to make you and your little one SMILE!

Do you like to SMILE? Maybe for just a little while?

Do you see smiling faces all over the places?

Well, this book is for you!

Flip through these pages and bring SMILES to folks of all types and ages.

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Written and Illustrated by Kyle ‘BlackCatTips’ Brooks

Kyle Brooks is a streetfolk artist from way down in the American South... a painter, a poet, and a teller of tales. He aims to “paint the world happy” with his brush, bright colors, and materials found along the way. Brooks lives not too far from Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Maria, son Teddy and baby daughter Ruby.

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Details and FAQs

What are the details & specs for the book?

The book is a traditional board book measuring 6.25” x 5”. There are 16 thick cardboard pages including the front and back cover. 

How much does it cost?

Each book is $15.99 plus tax & shipping. 

Can you ship outside of the US?

Yes - our checkout process can provide information on shipping options (via Shopify) once you enter your location details. 

Can I get a signed copy?

Yes - we will offer opportunities for signed copies.  Please sign up for our email list here to receive more information, once available.

Does Kyle do appearances to promote the book?

Yes - please check this website and also follow us on social media (@smileawhilebook and @blackcattips) for more information on appearances.  We will also send periodic updates via email. Sign up here.

Who should I contact for more information, media inquiries, appearance requests, etc...?

Please contact Laura Thompson at