Tiger is a small, strong, and stripy cub. He lives with his mother and sisters in a forest in India. Through this gentle and lovingly illustrated picture book, children can enter a young tiger’s world and watch him grow. As a little cub, he plays happily with his sisters, tumbling and pouncing in the grass, and recognizes every sight, sound, and smell of his jungle home. G...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Boxer Books
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Glorious pictures by Manya Stojic and a gentle but factual text combine to tell the story of how a tiger grows from an adorable cub into a magnificent adult out on his own. There is nothing anthromorphic going on here--this is non-fiction, but it is told so well that it is being classed as a picture book.
A lot of picture books try to present a story and facts about the natural world all at the same time, but this book does it better than most. I particularly like the way Blackford includes a factual preface about tigers (as opposed to a note at the end) and Stojic's lovely illustrations.
I like this story because it reads like nonfiction. Everything in the story could actually happen in real like. The tiger does not talk or anything. It is a practical book to give kids an idea of what tigers are really like in a way that is not boring for them.