Augustus and His Smile

Augustus and His Smile : 10th Anniversary Edition

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Augustus the tiger is sad. He has lost his smile. So he does a HUGE tigery stretch and sets off to find it. As he climbs mountain crests patterned with frost and swims to the bottom of inky blue oceans, Augustus soon realises that his smile will be there whenever he is happy. He just needs to open his eyes to the beauty of the natural world around him.

Rediscover the magic of Catherine Rayner's illustrations with this stunning 10th anniversary edition. With a gorgeous jacketed cover with gold foiling, this picture book would make a perfect gift for a baby shower, christening or birthday. Augustus and his Smile was Catherine Rayner's first book. It was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award and won the 2006 Booktrust Early Years Award.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 230 x 231 x 9mm | 342g
  • Little Tiger Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Special edition
  • 1848692323
  • 9781848692329
  • 456,617

Review quote

"Stunning illustrations in rich jewelled watercolours and black ink captures the magnificence of the tiger." * - Drawing on Books * "The magic of the book lies in the intensity of the illustrations." * - Minerva Reads * "The combination of highly original artwork and a magical story steeped in humanity and hope has been delighting children and adults for ten years and make this very special anniversary edition the perfect gift." * - Lancashire Evening Post * "An ideal way to get younger children to talk about their emotions, this is a real classic which demands to be read over and over again." * - Book Lover Jo * "You can discover the world, you can discuss wellbeing and friendship and the very nature of happiness. Revel in the illustrations and use them as talking points." * - EYE Magazine *
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About Catherine Rayner

Award-winning author and illustrator, Catherine Rayner, was born in Harrogate and now lives in Edinburgh. She has a BA Hons in Visual Communication and Illustration from Leeds College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. Much of the inspiration for her illustration comes from her pets.
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Rating details

508 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 43% (220)
4 37% (187)
3 15% (74)
2 3% (16)
1 2% (11)
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