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Augustus is 10
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Posted On 2016-05-13 11:22:54 |  Last Update 2016-05-13 11:33:26 |  Read 2815 times | 0 Comments

This month we are wishing our friend Augustus a very Happy 10th Birthday! Find out how Little Tiger marked the occasion, and how you can adopt your very own Augustus with David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

We’ve celebrated the magic of Catherine Rayner’s Tigerific illustrations with a stunning gift edition of Augustus and His Smile, resplendent in a brand new gold foil jacket. Isn’t it beautiful?

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.

Now you can adopt Augustus!

For the 10th anniversary of Augustus and His Smile, Little Tiger Press has partnered with the David Shephard Wildlife Foundation - a small, dynamic wildlife conservation charity working to protect endangered mammals in Africa and Asia. Animal adoptions are a key part of the DSWF’s fundraising and this year they are offering supporters the opportunity to adopt Augustus. These special edition adoption packs will include a signed edition Augustus print and the 10th anniversary edition of Augustus and His Smile alongside the usual elements including a tiger soft toy.

Face Up Theatre has transformed Catherine Rayner’s much loved book Augustus and His Smile into an exciting children’s show which will be premiered at Derby Book Festival on 5 June – ticket information here.

Catherine’s artwork will also be displayed at the Mall Galleries June 27 – July 2 as part of DSWF’s prestigious annual exhibition of wildlife art. Follow the link for opening times.

Earlier this month we sent some gorgeous giftwrapped parcels to our reviewers. Here’s what they had to say to a brand new Augustus and His Smile in all his golden glory:

“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.”Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

“This is a special 10th anniversary gift edition, with a lovely golden cover, of a much-loved book…A story to treasure and one that has a really important message for us all - look at the beauty around us and be happy.” Parents In Touch

“So when this luxuriously shiny, golden nugget landed beautifully wrapped on our doorstep we had to pinch ourselves. 10 years? No way! The gold foil cover of this 10th anniversary edition of ‘Augustus and his Smile‘ stopped us in our tracks.” - Picture Books blogger

“Take a look at the book, admire the tigers, find your smile and hopefully the next generation will be smiling at the doubled number of tigers in a few years’ time.”Minerva Reads

“A sensitive portrayal of when someone is feeling sad and how to lift your mood. Stunning illustrations in rich jewelled watercolours and black ink captures the magnificence of the tiger.”Drawing On Books

"Augustus and His Smile' by Catherine Rayner is a special 10th Anniversary edition that features a beautiful gold-foil slipcover which truly highlights the beauty of the story! I hadn't discovered this book before but I'm so glad that I have now.”Bookbairn

Happy Birthday Augustus!

The 10th anniversary edition of Augustus and His Smile published 5th May 2016, priced £10.99. Available from all good bookshops.

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