Tiger on a Tree
Tiger on a Tree
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374375553, 48pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2004
Catch this tiger
As he wanders from shore to field, a scaredy-cat tiger suddenly finds himself up a tree. "Get him! Net him! Tie him tight!" the local villagers say. But once they capture him, the villagers make a surprising decision about what to do with him - and soon the tiger is off and running again.
Young readers can follow this simple, spunky adventure through vivacious verse, glowing orange-and-black pictures, and typography that soars right along with the tiger and his pursuers.
Anushka Ravishankar has published more than ten books in India, including several collections of nonsense verse. She lives in Chennai, India.
Pulak Biswas lives in Delhi, India, and is one of his country's best-known children's book illustrators and authors.
"Perfect for reading aloud with young preschoolers...The comedic drama blends smoothly with the conservation message in deliciously scary sound words and pictures that will make this a favorite for sharing again and again." -- Booklist
"Ravishankar is well-known in India for her Indian English nonsense verse and Biswas is one of the country's premier children's book illustrators; cheers to the publisher for bringing them to these shores." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Appealing illustrations...The simple text curves playfully across the pages, adding to the sense of motion in the artwork." -- School Library Journal
"Rare and welcome...Pulak Biswas's two-color art is as bold and evocative as that of Glen Rounds." -- The Horn Book