It's A Tiger!

LaRochelle, David

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
It's A Tiger!
A child imagines that he is in a story where he encounters a tiger at every turn.

Published: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2012.
ISBN: 0811869253
Branch Call Number: E LAR
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tankard, Jeremy
Alternate Title: It is a tiger


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Nov 20, 2014
  • CRRL_CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The book hinges greatly on each splendid page turn that reveals the cursed jungle cat. Its use of capital letters to emphasize surprise just begs readers to shout out, "A TIGER!" Jeremy Tankard's illustrations keep the tale from getting too scary. Even at its most fearsome, this tiger looks fairly cuddly.

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Aug 08, 2014
  • MariePat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Cute story. A young child wanders through the jungle and finds all sorts of adventures. For watch out for.... The TIGER!

May 07, 2014
  • Dani_106 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

LOVE the illustrations!! My 3 year old son really enjoys this book - has it pretty much memorized and likes to "read" it back to me.

Dec 27, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Long story short, we haven’t seen a boy/tiger relationship this complex since the days of “Calvin and Hobbes”. Tigers are such cute and cuddly carnivores that honestly it’s very difficult to be perfectly afraid of something as soft and fluffy as a tiger. That sort of makes them ideal picture book threats. LaRochelle has written innovative picture books for years now (“The End”, etc.). Pairing him with Tankard just guarantees a hit. Put this one on your Must Have list and stat.

Sep 01, 2012
  • forbesrachel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A wonderful adventure told in a way that includes your child in the story. Very colourful pictures only add to the excitement!


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Jun 25, 2014
  • blue_dolphin_4232 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_dolphin_4232 thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

Dec 27, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8


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Dec 27, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

So you’re walking through the forest, minding your own business, checking out monkeys when you realize that the orange and black vine over there isn’t a vine at all. It’s a TIGER!! Like a shot you (which is to say, the boy in the book) take off lickety split. Still, it doesn’t matter where you go. Whatever you do, that darned tiger seems to follow. Dark caves, ships at sea, desert islands, the ferocious tiger is everywhere! At the end you realize that the tiger doesn’t really want to eat you. So to put it to sleep you decide to tell it a story. A story about a boy walking through the forest until it sees a green scaly vine. Wait a minute . . . that’s not a vine . . . .


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