Tiger on a Tree (Hardcover)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 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.
About the Author
Pulak Biswas lives in Delhi, India, and is one of his country's best-known children's book illustrators and authors.
Praise For Tiger on a Tree…
"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