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This is the true story of Nasira, Anjika, and Sidani, three white Bengal tiger cubs whose mother stopped nursing them only fifteen hours after their birth. Luckily, two zookeepers, Tom and Allie Harvey, were keeping a close eye on them.

The Harveys paired the hungry cubs with their golden retriever, Isabella—who was still nursing her own puppy—to see if Isabella would feed...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 23rd 2009 by HarperCollins
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Kathryn
Awwww! I really enjoy stories of unusual animal friendships (e.g., Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship: The True Story Of A Remarkable Friendship) and this is no exception. When a new tiger mom stops caring for her babies, the owners of the sanctuary decide to give the pups to their dog, Isabella, who recently weened her own litter of pups. Isabella adopts the tiger cubs and treats them as her own and they thrive under her care and the supervision of the dedicated sanctuary...more
babyhippoface
When the mother of three tiger cubs stopped caring for them, wildlife park directors Tom and Allie Harvey took the cubs into their home in hopes that their Golden Retriever, Isabella, would mother them. The dog, who had recently weaned a litter of pups, nursed the cubs and formed a bond with them, which allowed the tigers to grow healthy and strong. Sharp color photographs show the cubs eating, sleeping, and at play with Isabella, Tom, and Allie. This book should be a favorite with animal-loving...more
Dolly
Mar 18, 2012 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a sweet story about a family who owns a wildlife park and their successful attempts to nurse three white Bengal tiger cubs whose mother abandoned them. The family's golden retriever, Isabella, nursed the pups, supplemented by bottles and other foods as the cubs grew. The narrative is short, informative and heartwarming and the photographs of the baby tigers are adorable. We loved that the whole family helped these little creatures and they were indeed part of the family (at least while t...more
Julia Jasztal
(Mommy's review from 3/12)

There is nothing and no one on this entire earth more fascinating than animals. That this story is true is nothing short of amazing. Yet I'm not shocked. I would totally expect this from an animal. What I wouldn't expect it from is a human.
The forward, by Craig Hatkoff is actually one that kids will enjoy reading/listening to. (Don't think they're all like that just because they're in a children's book.) Julia didn't zone out like I expected her too.
I have to wonder if...more
Ashley
In a zoo in Kansas, i white tiger gives birth to 3 small cubs. But after the first night their mother abandons them. The owners take these cubs home to take care of them. At home lives a new mother golden retriever. The cubs take to her and she allows them to nurse. The owners of the zoo keep these cubs at home as they grow up. They grow, play, eat and learn about the world.

I believe this book is meant for primary age range. This book is very easy to read and understand. It also has simple voca...more
Rachel
A wonderfully sentimental story about a dog's ability to love other creatures, three cute tigers cubs, and the people who cared for them. Unfortunately the book does not do it the greatest justice.

It does not have the best writing, nor is it most conclusive, as it only relates to the tigers' early years. Also the setup is more like a photo album rather than relating to the words, but their are some very cute pictures.
Mandy
Authors of the book TIGER PUPS Tom and Allie are also owners of a wildlife park. After noticing that a mother tiger is not caring for her newborn cubs enough, Tom and Allie take all three cubs home to care for them. Tom and Allie then share their memorable experience in how their dog Isabella helps in caring for the cubs.

The photos are absolutely precious of the baby tiger cubs and add so much to the storyline! This one will definitely be added to my library collection.
Alissa Bach
Very cute children's book! A true story about a couple and a golden retriever, Isabella, who raise three tiger cubs abandoned by their mother (the golden nurses them as if they were her own, hense the name 'tiger pups'). Minimal text and numerous colorful pictures will make this book appealing to young children...and to animal lovers of all ages!
Sarai
This book made me squeal. Pictures of baby tigers! Baby tigers playing! baby tigers crying! Baby tigers eating! The photos are adorable and the story is sweet - a mama retriever nurses three baby tigers who were abandoned by their mother. Very, very cute!
Beth
Nasira, Anjika, and Sidani are the tiger pups. Seeing them with a golden retriever is a rare sight. It is unique seeing the pups in a laundry basket or getting a bath is also unique. After 11 weeks, the pups move outdoors.
Andria
The photos in this book are awesome. Made me think of Mother to Tigers, a biography about the woman who created the first zoo for infant animals.
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