A Tiger Like Me
Michael Engler, illus. By Joelle Tourlonias
(Sept 1, 2019; Amazon Crossing Kids; ages 3-7; 32 pages)
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A little boy—um, no, a tiger!—tells us all about what he gets up to on an ordinary day: how he wakes up in his tiger den, what he eats for breakfast at his feeding spot, and how little tigers feel when they are wide awake, hungry, thirsty, or in the mood for adventures. But at night, even the wildest of tigers is happy to curl up in bed with Tiger-Mom and Tiger-Dad and become a cuddly little tiger cub.
With warm illustrations and playful text, this delightful story first published in Germany shows just how sweet life can be for a little tiger.
Praise for A Tiger Like Me
“Child readers (and certainly adult caregivers) will identify with the book’s central message: Children can experience a wide swath of feelings, everyone makes mistakes, and everyone has complicated ways of interacting with the world. The final quiet pages offer a peaceful conclusion…Wildness is part and parcel of everyday childhood, embraced here with a roar.” —Kirkus Reviews
This is the last day to enter to win the 3 books in the “What if Everybody?” series for kids. These are great books to teach your kids about kindness & thinking before they judge someone else.
A Tiger Like Me is such a cute book that really captures the spirit of a “spirited child.” If you’re a parent of one of those, then you know that it can be a challenge! But it’s also one of the best times of your life.
In the book, a little boy is in that stage. He wants to be just like a tiger…no, he is a tiger! At least that’s how he wants to be treated, and that’s how he acts. He’s wild and crazy and fun and cuddly. As you read this book with your little one, you will certainly see some of your child or even yourself in this little boy!
Childhood goes by too quickly! Let your child be a tiger or a lion or a kitty or dog. They’ll be grown-ups before you know it! Trust me. I had a “Simba” and now she’s almost 25! My sister had a “kitty” who is 16! Let them be wild and crazy. Your house will be clean and quiet soon enough.
This book is normally $17.99, but you can get it for $6.99 with the link below!
About the author, illustrator, and translator
Michael Engler studied visual communication in Düsseldorf, Germany, and first worked as a scriptwriter and illustrator. He then spent several years as an art director at advertising agencies. Michael is currently a freelance author in Düsseldorf, writing children’s books and plays for the theater and radio. He has written more than fifteen children’s books. Learn more about him online at www.michaelengler.com.
Joëlle Tourlonias was born in Hanau, Germany, and studied visual communication with an emphasis on illustration and painting at the Bauhaus University Weimar. She is the illustrator of more than thirty children’s books. She continues to draw, paint, and live in Düsseldorf. Learn more about her online at www.joelletourlonias.blogspot.com.
Laura Watkinson is an award-winning translator of books for young readers and adults. She is a three-time winner of the Batchelder Award and also won the Vondel Prize for Dutch-English translation. Originally from the United Kingdom, she now lives in Amsterdam. Learn more online at www.laurawatkinson.com.
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