Tigress: Read and Wonder
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Tigress: Read and Wonder

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One of nature’s most magical sights emerges from camouflage in this evocative, informative story about a mother tiger in the wild.

"The zoology is as exciting as the story in this action-packed picture book. . . .Thrilling science." — BOOKLIST

In a lyrical narrative featuring many intriguing facts, Nick Dowson reveals the hidden ways of a wild tigress and her cubs, while Jan...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 10th 2007 by Candlewick Press (first published January 1st 2004)
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Aine O'riordan
Tigress is a nature storybook, written by teacher Nick Dowson. I picked this book because the illustrations which were done by Jane Chapman are absolutely breath taking. The use of colour and great detail makes them really stand out. The book also comes with a C.D. and on this you will find the Tigress story read by actor Stephen Tompkinson, a song called ‘Melting Tiger’, tiger secrets and facts and also a read along version of Tigress.
Tigress tells the story of a female Tiger, who raises her...more
Again I thought my two year old would like this because it is about tigers, but I found the over-written language annoying. The pictures are beautiful, but not exciting to a toddler. As a teacher, I did like the tiger facts in italics throughout the book, but they weren't enough to redeem the book. Here is a book that adults will like more than children will.
We got this as a book on CD from the library. It was very well done. Jane Chapman does a phenomenal job with the illustrations (as usual). In addition to the story, each page also includes a fact about tiger behavior in the wild. Probably best for ages 5 and up.
Miss Leacock
Great for different text structures -- weaves information (in a different font) into the story. Though I didn't really like that there was fiction and nonfiction on every page of the story, it's a format I will still show the kids.
Jennifer Hortman
Ok, I didn't really like the story. In fact, I teared up at the end when all the tigers went their own way, but Madeleine loved this one. She cried when we took it back to the library. The illustrations are beautiful.
Gorgeous illustrations and a pretty detailed account of a mother tigress and her two cubs. Not for you if you prefer children's books with 'happy endings' - this pretty much tells it like it is in nature.
Both kids love learning about animals, and they really just loved the illustrations of the beautiful tigers. Perfect for after our visit to see the new tiger at the Vilas Zoo.
Has facts about tigers in addition to lyrical story about raising tiger cubs.
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Nick Dowson is the author of TRACKS OF A PANDA and TIGRESS. A teacher and naturalist, he lives in Suffolk, England.
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