THE RAT AND THE TIGER by Keiko Kasza

THE RAT AND THE TIGER

by & illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 8
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Kasza (A Mother for Choco, 1992, etc.) depicts two friends successfully renegotiating an unequal relationship. Meek little Rat patiently endures his best friend always taking the role of the ``good guy'' when they play cowboys, his grabbing a tiger's share of any treat, and being sent for hard-to-reach flowers; but when Tiger kicks down Rat's block castle, it's the last straw- -fortunately. Rat angrily tells Tiger what a bully he is and refuses to make up until the contrite Tiger (he's nice, just oblivious) has taken his turn as the bad guy, let Rat divide a doughnut (unevenly!), and fetched him a pretty flower. Friendship is restored; but, lest it all seem too easy, on the last page there's ``a new kid''--a rhino--who seems to need the same lesson. Kasza's lively, deftly painted animals are as expressive as ever. An appealing package for an ever-important message. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: March 24th, 1993
ISBN: 0-399-22404-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1993




MORE BY KEIKO KASZA

ChildrenFINDERS KEEPERS by Keiko Kasza
by Keiko Kasza
ChildrenMY LUCKY BIRTHDAY by Keiko Kasza
by Keiko Kasza
ChildrenSILLY GOOSE'S BIG STORY by Keiko Kasza
by Keiko Kasza

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenMY FRIEND MAGGIE by Hannah E. Harrison
by Hannah E. Harrison
ChildrenHERMAN'S VACATION by Tom Percival
by Tom Percival