Book Review – Augustus And His Smile
So we just sat on the bottom stair, the then-3yr old Pink and I, and immediately did just that. Transporting ourselves away to somewhere utterly, totally, deeply enchanting.
Oh Augustus. How I do LOVE you!
Honestly? This is probably one of my very favourite books on Pink’s shelf. Beautifully, elegantly illustrated with the rather wonderful – but sad – Augustus, who is looking for his smile.
When he notices it is missing he does a HUGE tigery stretch (tell me you’re stretching? You have to stretch REALLLLLY big for that bit) and sets off to find it.
Along his excitingly beautiful journey, words are used sparingly. But with style and evocative grace, they carry the story forward in a reading aloud rhythm that is perfect.
It’s difficult to convey the sheer beauty of this book. But for £3.80 you should jolly well buy it and read it for yourself.