The Last Tiger
Publication Date: September 2012
Showcasing Rebecca Elliott's unique and highly acclaimed illustrative style, this story is a fun and poignant warning of what the future might hold if we neglect our duty to care for the environment
In a world that has been destroyed by human carelessness, a little boy named Luka discovers the last tiger. But where did he come from? Throughout their adventures, Luka and the tiger become the best of friends. Then one day, the tiger is captured and put on display in a horrible cage. To save both the tiger and the world, boy and tiger must band together to show the people a more natural way of living, leading to a better, more sustainable future for all. With striking illustrations crafted in ink line and collage, this thoughtful yet uplifting picture book leaves a lasting impact.
Rebecca Elliott has illustrated several children's books, including Jungle Tumble, Monkey Tumbles, My Nativity Jigsaw Book, and My Noah's Ark Jigsaw Book. She is the author and illustrator of Just Because, Sometimes, and Zoo Girl, for which she was nominated for the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal.
"Elliot's lovely story is arrestingly told, in beautiful, a textured mixed-media illustrations that are evocatively minimalist and ingeniously composed…” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Zoo Girl
“An excellent reminder that children in wheelchairs are not defined by their disabilities.” —School Library Journal on Just Because
"Rebecca Elliott sees and reads colors to great effect." —Carousel
"Elliott's (Sometimes) scraggly drawings handily conjure an industrial world that's grim without being oppressively bleak." — Publishers Weekly
"I'm super impressed with how concisely and cleverly the message of this tale is laid out...The text is so tight and well done, and the art was absolutely gorgeous to my adult eye while also being engaging on a kid level." — Julia's Bookbag.com