In this delightful role-reversal story, all the serious little boy wants is to settle down quietly and read his book. But that?s not so easy when there?s an imaginative tiger with an excess of energy behind the couch, wanting attention and someone to play with. Repetitive refrains and sound effects make this a perfect read-aloud, and the sweet and cozy ending will delight the heart of any book-lover.
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S. J. Fore lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, without a tiger.
R. W. Alley (www.rwalley.com) has illustrated nearly a hundred books for children, including Ballerino Nate (Dial). He lives with his family in Barrington, Rhode Island.From School Library Journal:
PreS-Gr 1–A wide-eyed boy nestles into his couch for a cozy read, only to be repeatedly interrupted by a full-size cartoon tiger that insists on chewing gum, growling like a bear, doing karate, blowing a whistle, then lifting the couch to find the whistle. With each offense, the animal insists, “Tiger is very sorry!” and promises to cease. Finally, the critter has a peek at the book, learns from the boy that it is about a circus tiger, and snuggles up to listen to the story. As in Tiger Can't Sleep (Viking, 2006), Fore and Alley play with sound effects and comic expressions, which will please a read-aloud audience. The spare ink drawings expand on Tiger's amusing antics, adding in a red train or midnight forest as backdrop. The Typeka text is somewhat difficult to read when holding the book aloft for crowd viewing and the tale goes on a little long for those under age four, but it will find fans in children who enjoy energetic tales.Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
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Book Description Penguin Group, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0670013943