Book: Augustus and His Smile

Our first winter in Vermont has been wonderful, with lots of snow and outside fun. But despite all the rosy cheeks and fresh air, I have been feeling the grey dampness of late winter seeping in. I'm sure the ear infections and fevers of last week have something to do with it - we're all a little run down. This morning I pulled one of my favorite children's books off the shelf... it seemed to fit.

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Augustus and His Smile, by Catherine Rayner.

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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Augustus goes on a search for his smile and along the way he discovers the simple beauty of the world.

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Beautiful artwork... and a happy ending.

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