Augustus and his smile by Catherine Rayner is a very lovely book. It’s about being sad, and finding ways of not being sad. Including dancing in the rain, and going on a very long walk through nature. It *always* makes me smile, and quite often inspires me to go out for one of those walks to see what I can spot, and I was thrilled to be asked to help celebrate the 10th anniversary edition. (It’s shiny and gold and really rather beautiful. See? Amazon links are affiliate links.)
So then I wondered what I could do to celebrate. And I decided that I would come up with 10 ideas to share.
1) Buy (and/or read) the new 10th anniversary copy of the book 🙂 (Handy Amazon links above. Other bookshops are available.)
It’s got a shiny gold cover! (Did I already say that?) And if you do, a donation is made to David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s TigerTime campaign.
2) Go on a nature walk. I did exactly that this afternoon, and it was wonderful. Yes, I took my camera, why do you ask? 😉
3) Visit a tiger. We did this last week, as we went to Colchester Zoo for a home education session, and they have Amur tigers there. Obviously Tigerboy wanted to go see them, so we did, and got a really good view.
4) Sponsor or adopt a tiger.
Various zoos and organisations allow you to sponsor one of their animals. For example, Colchester:
5) Dress up as a tiger. Probably works best if you’re small and cute 😉
6) Dance in the rain. Jump in puddles. Splash!
7) Play sleeping tigers. (Wonderful excuse for a nap, and don’t we all deserve one? )
8) Paint/draw/stick your own tiger pictures.
My attempt here too.
9) Have a tiger party – tiger bread anyone? It’s stripy 🙂
10) Invite other people to come up with their own tigery suggestions – so over to you? How should we celebrate 10 years of Augustus?