The Boy and the Tigers (Hardcover)
Golden Books, 9780375827198, 24pp.
Publication Date: January 13, 2004
When a little boy named Rajani ventures into the jungle, he runs into several tigers who make him give them his fine new red coat, blue trousers, purple shoes with crimson linings, and even his green umbrella But Rajani outsmarts the tigers in the end, in this kinder retelling of Helen Bannerman's Little Black Sambo. New illustrations and non-offensive names and character depictions make this story lovable again.
About the Author
Helen Bannerman (1862-1946) was a Scottish author of children's books. She is best known for her first book, The Story of Little Black Sambo. Valeria Petrone has illustrated numerous picture books, including Red Truck, Blue Boat, and Yellow Copter (all by Kersten Hamilton), and Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin (by Mary Serfozo), and does editorial illustration for several Italian and UK magazines. She lives in Milan, Italy.