Summary of It’s a Tiger (by David LaRochelle):
A young boy imagines he is in a story where he encounters a tiger at each turn.
Are you ready for a story?
We’ll start in the jungle
where the tall trees grow
and the monkeys swing
from vine to vine.
Wait a minute.
That’s not a monkey.
That looks like ….
A TIGER! RUN!
It’s a Tiger is a fantastic read! Youngsters will enjoy it because they are active participants in the protagonist’s quest for a story. At each prompt, they can recite “A Tiger!” or “A Tiger! Run!” As the story concludes, the boy realizes that the Tiger does not want to eat anyone. He is only yawning. The boy scratches his belly and ears as he begins to tell him a story. It, too, begins in the jungle but with a new antagonists—A crocodile!
Artist Jeremy Tankard uses vivid colors contrasted with dark tones to create the jungle landscape. With each new scene, he creatively incorporates the tiger—allowing young readers to find him. This book is sure to delight young listeners ages 1-7.
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