THERE'S A TIGER IN THE GARDEN by Lizzy Stewart

THERE'S A TIGER IN THE GARDEN

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

How can you be bored when mysterious creatures live in the garden?

Nora is tired of painting tigers, so Grandma sends her out in the garden to find the tiger that Grandma claims lives there. Irritable and dubious at first, the young white girl can’t believe her grandmother thinks she’ll play such silly games—until her imagination begins to unfold. Striking, colorful, and detailed multimedia illustrations, with just the right amount of detail, show Nora, along with her trusty stuffed giraffe, Jeff, as she encounters giant dragonflies, carnivorous plants, and a curmudgeonly polar bear. “And even though there are dragonflies as big as birds and plants that want to eat us, and you are a very grumpy polar bear,” she tells her new acquaintance, “there is absolutely, definitely, one hundred percent, no….” Wait, what’s that in the bushes? Could it be…? And how can you tell if a tiger is real anyway? Conversational text tells the story in a concise, accessible manner, while the vivid illustrations are certain to capture the attention and imaginations of a young audience. Back in the house after her adventure, Nora tells Grandma what has happened. Perhaps Nora has discovered a whole new way to play!

A celebration of play and story sure to excite the imaginations of young readers and listeners. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: March 6th, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-328-79183-2
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: HMH Books
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2017




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