Author(s): 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. In this book, the author and illustrator Catherine Rayner celebrates the beauty of the world and the simple happiness it brings us when we open our eyes to it.
Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2007.
"Her bold sense of colour, movement and scale is often breathtaking as we follow the handsome tiger on his quest." Sunday Herald "...her artwork has a bold, youthful freshness that is very appealing." The Scotsman"
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. AUGUSTUS AND HIS SMILE is her first book for Little Tiger Press.