TEN PLAYFUL TIGERS by Betty Schwartz

TEN PLAYFUL TIGERS

From the "Back-and-Forth Book" series
Age Range: 1 - 3
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A streak of tiger cubs scampers around the jungle, gradually increasing in number.

Little ones will learn to count to 10 as each additional tiger cub makes its presence known, circular die cuts in the middle of each tiger allowing readers to peek through to a patch of tiger-patterned plush embedded in the last page. In the top left corner of each double-page spread is a helpful numeral, bold against the softly shaded illustrations. The book is billed as a "back-and-forth" book, but little is made of the reverse narrative. There are simply fewer butterflies to count through the die-cuts as the pages are turned backward. The insects aren't given any colorful activities or humorous observations such as those the forward-counting tigers enjoy. The tigers get up to all sorts of mischief, such as climbing trees and diving in the water. While there's nothing particularly eye-popping on hand here, the book is certainly amusing enough for the audience, though.

 A perfectly adequate count-along. (Board book. 1-3)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-62370-233-5
Page count: 22pp
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2015




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