TRIXIE AND THE TIGER by Victoria Cabassa


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Trixie has a tiger under her bed--or so she says, but the children at school don't believe her. She didn't bring him to Pet Day because she had to take him to the zoo for his toothache; ""gosh, what a fib,"" say the boys and girls. ""'I would have taken my Tiger to the Zoo if he had a toothache,' Trixie (says) to herself on the way home."" But he's not at the zoo, and he's not at the circus when Teacher takes her there. Teacher finds one for her in a barn (he purrs, and has a long tail and soft ears and orangy and black stripes), and he does sleep under her bed. A sensitive imagination for Trixie, a gentle resolution for the over-fanciful. The lively drawings will please generally, and the fact that she's darker than most of her classmates may please some even more.

Pub Date: Dec. 27th, 1967
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman