Geraldine McCaughrean's Smile! is a brief yet fascinating book. Flash is a photographer whose plane crashes in the desert. All he carries with him from the crash is an instant camera with ten photos left in it. He is found by two small children who take him to their village where the indigenous people have never seen a camera, a photograph or a photographer before. Flash takes 10 pictures of life in the village from the cow the village has worked hard to buy to the local native art and some of the villages themselves, and in the process learns to re-evaluate his own fast-moving, wealthy life as he learns to see what the villagers value is not necessarily what he values. The book ends with Flash being rescued, but his rescuers suggest that his experiences might have been his fevered imagination working as he tried to recover from the plane crash in which he was quite badly burnt and injured. It's not clear to the reader whether this is true or not, but that matters less than that we learn that our priorities are not necessarily shared by others.