Augustine by Mélanie WattAugustine by Mélanie Watt


byMélanie WattIllustratorMélanie Watt

Picture Books | August 1, 2008

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 40 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


Moving all the way from the South Pole to the North Pole isn't easy for the young penguin Augustine. Uprooted from her home, she misses her friends, her grandma and grandpa and her old bedroom. There are all kinds of unfamiliar faces at the North Pole, and everything looks strange and different. When it's time to go to her new school, Augustine gets cold feet. But with the help of a few colored pencils and some inspiration from Picasso, this shy, artistic young penguin discovers a way to break the ice with her classmates and feel at home on the other end of the world.

Augustine's penguinized versions of van Gogh, Munch, Picasso and others are a delightful way to introduce children to art. A clever, charming story told from a penguin's eye view, Augustine illustrates that art is all around us --- and it is a language everyone understands.
Mélanie Watt is an acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. Her books include the Scaredy Squirrel, Chester and Learning With Animals series, Augustine, Leon the Chameleon and Have I Got a Book for You! She lives near Montreal.Mélanie Watt is an acclaimed children's book author and illustrator. Her books include the Scaredy Sq...
Title:AugustineFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.25 inPublished:August 1, 2008Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:155453268X

ISBN - 13:9781554532681

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Augustine by Mélanie Watt This is a great story for kids who are moving as we share Augustine's trials and triumphs as she moves from the South Pole to the North Pole and must adjust to missing her friends and grandparents, trying to make new friends and adjust to her new home and school, and all the while stay true to her artistic soul.
Date published: 2018-01-20

Editorial Reviews

Watt's pencil crayon and acrylic illustrations will likely win over young audiences, while her clever art references may well engage older readers.-Publishers Weekly