Tiger vs. Nightmare (Hardcover)
First Second, 9781626725355, 64pp.
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
Tiger is a very lucky kid: she has a monster living under her bed. Every night, Tiger and Monster play games until it’s time for lights out. Of course, Monster would never try to scare Tiger—that’s not what best friends do.
But Monster needs to scare someone…it’s a monster, after all. So while Tiger sleeps, Monster scares all of her nightmares away. Thanks to her friend, Tiger has nothing but good dreams. But waiting in the darkness is a nightmare so big and mean that Monster can’t fight it alone. Only teamwork and a lot of bravery can chase this nightmare away.
In this charming graphic novel for young readers, cartoonist Emily Tetri proves that unlikely best friends can be an unbeatable team, even agianst the scariest monsters.
About the Author
Emily Tetri grew up in St Louis, Missouri, where her childhood was mostly spent drawing, making up stories, and running feral outdoors. She went to the University of Southern California where she graduated with a major in animation. She would later work as a background designer and painter for TV animation. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she draws and makes up stories for a living, but continues to run around outdoors with her dog every chance she gets. She is the author of Tiger vs Nightmare.
Praise For Tiger vs. Nightmare…
A 2018 Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2018
"Real or not, nightmares affect us, and so the true victory in Tetri’s book comes in unlikely collaborations and creativity in the face of terror." —The New York Times
"Tetri has crafted a sweet, uplifting tale of best friends, imagination, bravery, and teamwork. Highly recommended for fans of Lorena Alvarez’s Nightlights and anyone who has, or remembers having, nighttime terrors." —School Library Journal, starred review
"Rich details enhance the setting inconspicuously: Tiger's parents, also tigers, run a repair shop for flying cars; one parent is Dad while the other is of undesignated gender. A visual and emotional symphony." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The art gives the title the comfort of a younger picture book, but the story itself deals directly with the emotional growth of growing kids, as they wrestle with the anxieties that come with shifting challenges—in sleeping or otherwise—that must be confronted when growing up." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"Tetri’s pencil-and-watercolor panels capture Tiger’s engaging, cublike features...seamless visual storytelling and an impressive emotional range make this a notable debut." —Publishers Weekly
"With an empowering message, beautifully dynamic artwork, and an invitingly open format, this is a natural choice for kids making the transition from picture books to graphic novels." —Booklist
"Tetri brings the reader not just into the action of the story but into its emotion as well. Looking at the art on these pages, the reader feels the victory over the nightmare, right along with Tiger and Monster." —Horn Book