Augustus And His Smile

Written by Catherine Rayner

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Catherine Rayner has been selected as one of The Big Picture campaign's Best New Illustrators in 2008. Shortlisted for the Greenaway Award 2007.

An absolutely delightful picture book for parent and child to share from a very talented new author and illustrator who is also the well-deserved winner of the ‘Early Years – Best New Illustrator Award’ and now on the shortlist of the 2007 Greenaway Medal. The opposing emotions of happiness and sadness are conveyed quite beautifully throughout Augustus’s story until at last his smile returns because he starts looking at the wonderful world around him. (0-5)

Judges' comment:

A very fresh and appealing book which makes good use of mixed media to convey the feel of a real tiger. Rayner’s broad loose strokes reflect the beauty of the animal, and give him real expression and emotion: so much is conveyed in the flick of his tail. The whole has a Zen-like simplicity but it is also a very physical book which draws you in. There is real artistic skill here and great maturity of style.

Augustus And His Smile Synopsis

Augustus the tiger was sad. He had lost his smile. So he did a huge tigery stretch, and set off to find it.

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ISBN: 9781848692329
Publication date: 05/05/2016
Publisher: Little Tiger Press an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781845062835
Publication date: 01/03/2007
Publisher: Magi Publications
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781845062828
Publication date: 03/04/2006
Publisher: Magi Publications
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781845062835
Publication date: 1st March 2007
Author: Catherine Rayner
Publisher: Magi Publications
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers

About Catherine Rayner

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 her inspiration – and occasionally modelling! – for her illustration comes from her pets: her horse Shannon, guinea pig Marvin, dog Ellie, cat Emma and two goldfish, Bruce and Sheila. Catherine was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award Best New Illustrator in 2006, and she won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009.   Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Prize winning illustrator Catherine Rayner ...

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