Search the jungle for the missing tiger.
Tiger is missing! Where can he be? Addressing readers directly, this book takes them through a series of false leads throughout a vibrant jungle filled with life. A striped tail, for example, turns out to be a snake, tiger-sharp teeth are revealed to belong to a crocodile, and it seems the curly whiskers are actually the feathers of a tropical parrot. Finally, readers find the tiger asleep in his cave—and when he wakes up, he’s ready to play! Each page of this lift-the-flap board book features clever comparisons between tigers and other animals in the jungle. Companion title Let’s Find the Penguin is a similarly entertaining if not so coherent tour of polar regions, introducing young readers to animals and terrain typical of a frozen ecosystem. It, however, commits the too-common sin of conflating Antarctica with the Arctic, placing a mélange of elements in the same implied environment: penguins, puffins, and polar bears; trees, icebergs, and, cringe-inducingly, igloos. In both, interactions are well designed, ranging from soft felt flaps sure to delight little fingers to precisely cut peepholes on the intricately illustrated pages. Likewise, the pictures, rendered in cool, soothing colors, are beautifully thought out, including just the right amount of detail to allow readers to discover something new with each return visit.
Charmingly fun. (Board book. 1-4)