COME ON TIGER TOM
Published by: Simon and Schuster 2016
Ages: 3 – 6 years
Theme: Confidence, Learning
Opening Lines: One long, hot summer’s day, Tiger Tom and his mum went out for a walk. Flick, flick, flick! “Got you!” said Tom, batting the end of Mum’s tail.
Synopsis: Tiger Tom is a cute tiger cub taken out by his mother to learn basic survival skills. Kids will connect with this adorable cub when his mind wanders and he is distracted. Each time his patient mother calls him back and moves on to the next lesson. It’s inevitable that his wanderings are going to get him into trouble. But kids will be reassured that mum is never too far away. Gabriel displays rich evocative illustrations that fill each page. As mentioned on amazon, kids will be assured in having confidence and learning new things, and its’ okay if you don’t get them right the first time.
Why I like it: Beautiful illustrations, cute tiger cub and the focus on its’ okay to make mistakes and learning new things… an adventure in life, are all wrapped up in this lovely story. Tight, easy to read text with great page turns what more is there to love about this story from a major new talent.
Resources/Findings: A visit to the zoo and watching how the animals interact with their young is a very educational outing, as well as fun.
Author/illustrator’s website.. http://www.alborozo.co.uk/books
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