Tiger-Tiger, Is It True?
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Tiger-Tiger, Is It True?is a story about a little tiger who thinks that his whole world is falling apart: his parents don’t love him, his friends have abandoned him, and life is unfair. But a wise turtle asks him four questions, and everything changes. He realizes that all his problems are not caused by things, but by histhoughtsabout things; and that when he questions his

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Published November 15th 2009 by Hay House, Inc.
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Terran Drake
It's about a tiger who becomes sad and meets a turtle. Ever think a little thought that can make you really upset? Whenever you think that nobody likes you, that nobody cares, you find out, soon, as soon as you meet a turtle, that there are lots of people that like you.
Jo Furniss
I love the concept of this book: a simplified CBT to help young kids deal with difficult feelings and bad thoughts. The illustrations suggest a young target audience (I guess, 4-7), but the language is so wordy and awkward that it's too tricky for this age group. For example: "how does it feel if you are not thinking the thought that nobody cares and nobody likes you?" Even I had to read that a couple of times! I try to simply it for the kids as we're reading... But the story is cute and it touc...more
Zoie TouchstoneZ
“Tiger, Tiger, Is It True?” is the story of a Tiger cub who is having a rotten day. He thinks life is unfair as he has one thing after another happen to add to this feeling. He meets up with a turtle who asks him to question his suppositions about his feelings and other people “making” him feel alone, unheard, and undervalued. He listens to Tiger Tiger say things like, “Nobody cares about me.” and asks, “Are you certain this is true that NO ONE care about you?” Then gently guides Tiger Tiger to...more
Farnoosh Brock
Beautiful story of a little Tiger who is very sad about ordinary life troubles until he meets Turtle who asks him the questions related to The Work, Byron Katie's brilliant self-inquiry method. For more on The Work, definitely read Loving What Is - My personal review of that book is here on Goodreads.

Disclaimer: I received a signed copy of the book from the author, Hans Wilhelm.

I don't have any kids but I have read children's books and I think this one has a strong message. It may be too hard fo...more
Tricia
I don't remember how I first came across this title, but it is essentially a kids' version of "The Work" (which I'm not at all familiar with), and seems vaguely like cognitive behavioral therapy. I haven't read it to a kid yet, so don't know how they would react, but it seems overly abstract to me. For example, Turtle asks Tiger-Tiger: "Now, how does it feel if you are not thinking the thought that nobody cares and nobody likes you? Who would you be if you could never believe that thought again?...more
Janece
A & I loved this book -- and have already put the story's ideas to work for her. I think it may be too complex for kids under 6 and maybe some still between 6-8. But A gets it and I've been able to refer to it as a working example of how she can think about various situations... and how the power of her thoughts about the world... that with them she chooses to make the world and her a life a place that she loves (or not).
Jimi Ballard
Great book for kids and could help some grownups too. (What can I say, I've become a fan of childrens books over the last 15 years.)
Lisa
I wish, someone had read this book to me when I was little. It´s great for kids and grown-ups, and helps a lot in viewing life differently.
Cara
Great for helping kids, teens, & adults (including myself) see the thoughts that are upsetting to us in a more objective light.
Katrin Bain
The Work for children. Again a good introduction to The Work, not only for children.
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Byron Kathleen Mitchell, better known as Byron Katie, is an American speaker and writer who teaches a method of self-inquiry called “The Work of Byron Katie” or simply “The Work.”

Katie became severely depressed in her early thirties. She was a businesswoman and mother who lived in Barstow, a small town in the high desert of southern California. For nearly a decade she spiraled down into paranoia,...more
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Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life I Need Your Love - Is That True?: How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are Who Would You Be Without Your Story?: Dialogues with Byron Katie Question Your Thinking, Change The World: Quotations from Byron Katie

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