Children’s Hour is a new feature here at Lucybird’s Book Blog every Thursday where I’m looking at children’s picture books. As I work in a nursery I get plenty of opportunities to look at picture books, and to see what the kids think of them so it really makes sense to use those experiences.
I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.
The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.
Augustus wakes up one day and discovers that he has lost his smile. He searches everywhere for it. Up high mountains, in the depths of the sea, in the rain, until he sees his reflection in a puddle and finds that his smile has come back to him. All the things he has seen and done have made him happy again. Augustus and his Smile is a perfect teacher book. Lots of opportunities to talk about what might have made Augustus sad, and what makes the kids happy. The story is simple but illustrated with beautiful pictures of all the places Augustus goes, as his smile gradually reappears.
Buy Augustus and His Smile