|Teachers, librarians, and bookstore owners, you can download a free teaching guide and an activity kit for It's a Tiger!|
|Awards and Honors|
Minnesota Book Award, 2013
Star of the North Picture Book Award nominee, 2013-14
Utah Beehive Book Award nominee, 2013-14
Missouri Building Block Award nominee, 2013
Texas 2x2 Reading List, 2013
|“Tankard’s vibrant ink and digitally rendered illustrations express the excitement and fun of the story, elevating the exuberant text to ideal storytime fare. It’s a tiger, and it’s sure to be a hit.”|
| Kirkus Reviews|
|“Young imaginations will run wild with this story within a story of a young boy who escapes from a tiger over and over again in various outrageous land- and seascapes. Tankard’s bold black lines, created with ink and digital media, frame the cartoonlike characters and allow the tiger’s stripes to stand out strikingly when viewed from a storytime circle. Children will enjoy trying to spot the tiger’s tail, which is often camouflaged within the background scenery, while the protagonist regularly shouts, “A TIGER!” displayed in large-type font. Teachers can use this book to lead their listening audiences in re-creating the boy’s actions as he sometimes creeps and crawls, yet at other times he boldly races to the surprising conclusion. This tale will be a boon to creative minds everywhere and a participatory storytime winner”|
|—School Library Journal|
|“It's not easy to find a picture book with this level of verbal and visual sophistication that manages to remain kid-friendly to even the littlest lap readers....Artist Jeremy Tankard has impeccable timing, moving rhythmically through a book that alternates relaxation...with delicious comic terror...The cartoony quality of words and pictures keeps the tiger from being too scary. 'It's a Tiger!' comes to a sweet surprise ending that, with luck, may lead to a swampy sequel.“|
|—The Boston Globe|
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