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IF YOU GO WALKING IN TIGER WOOD by Alan Durant

IF YOU GO WALKING IN TIGER WOOD

By Alan Durant (Author) , Debbie Boon (Illustrator)

Age Range: 2 - 5

Pub Date: June 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-00-710391-3
Publisher: Collins Children’s Books/Trafalgar

“If you go walking in Tiger Wood, / you’d better be good. / The tigers might be watching . . . ”—as indeed they are. In Boon’s leafy scenes a pair of anxious children creep along, startling at glimpses of a baboon, a deer and other benign forest residents, while remaining oblivious to the gathering array of smiling, green-eyed felines padding along behind. Frightening? Not very, as the tigers have such a friendly look, that the level of suspense never rises very high—and in the end, they’re just big pussy cats, who invite their visitors to stay and play. Sporting die-cut holes, including one through the front cover, this is an outing with a toddler-pleasing combination of danger and safety. (Picture book. 2-5)