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.

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.


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


Beautiful artwork... and a happy ending.