It's a Tiger!
Illustrated By: Jeremy Tankard
It's a Tiger!  -     By: David LaRochelle
    Illustrated By: Jeremy Tankard
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Illustrated By: Jeremy Tankard
Chronicle Books / 2012 / Hardcover

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Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 36
Vendor: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 0811869253
ISBN-13: 9780811869256
Ages: 1-5

Publisher's Description

Kids and parents alike will rejoice in this lively read-aloud picture book, as the main character runs into (and away from) a tiger over and over again as the plot gets sillier and sillier. Perfect for acting out while reading, It's a Tiger! offers just the right amount of excitement without being too scary, and a sweet ending with a bit of a twist.

Author Bio

David LaRochelle is the author of many books for young people. He lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, where there are neither bears nor tigers. You can find out more about David and his books at www.davidlarochelle.com.

Jeremy Tankard is the author and illustrator of wonderful and silly books for children. He grew up in South Africa, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Canada. He currently resides in Toronto.

Publishers Weekly

Tankard's (Piggy Bunny) artwork adds splash and color to this mock-suspense tale from LaRochelle (The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories), outlining the characters with heavy ink strokes and tinting them with brilliant jewel tones that make them look as if they were painted on glass or film. "Are you ready for a story? Me too," the narrator starts, as a boy in a blue jacket stands in for the narrator/reader "we." The Boy negotiates a series of Indiana Jones–style threats (tiptoeing past snakes, swinging across a canyon) only to find a tiger lurking after each page turn--which he always escapes in the knick of time. "Good thing we landed someplace soft. A bed of flowers?... A giant orange-and-black pillow? No, we landed on top of... a tiger!" No matter how scary the circumstances, the deadpan narrative voice reassures children that it's just a story, and the tiger's zigzag teeth and soft features imply that he might not be all that dangerous. The repetitive structure, action, frights, and surprise ending should make this a popular storytime pick. Ages 2–6. Illustrator's agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Aug.) 2012 Reed Business Information

Editorial Reviews

"An exciting reversal of hide-and-seek'" - Booklist
"A very funny book that's guaranteed to entertain little ones." - BookingMama
"A popular storytime pick. " - Publishers Weekly
"A boon to creative minds everywhere and a participatory storytime winner" - School Library Journal, starred review
"They'll love the repeated joke and the boy's startled face as he encounters the tiger in more and more ridiculous places." - GeekDad
"There will be shouts, giggles, and exclamations" - SavvyAuntie.com
"The colorful ink and digital images bring this picture book alive for listeners." - Library Media Connection
"The all-around best readaloud of the year, bar none as far as I can tell, has got to be It's a Tiger! " - Elizaebeth Bird, A Fuse#8 Production/School Library Journal blog
"It's a tiger, and it's sure to be a hit. " - Kirkus Reviews
"Bouncy prose with vivid illustrations" - The Wall Street Journal

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