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Sunday 29 May 2016

Review: Don't Wake Up Tiger

Britta Teckentrup is a creator of such diversity--it's always a joy to open one of her new books, and dive into yet another enchanting tale.

This vibrantly-illustrated book for little ones features a menagerie of animals, intent on getting past Tiger without waking her from slumber.

As tiger sleeps on, Frog comes up with an idea--to float over Tiger with a balloon. Then it's Fox's turn. But uh-oh, he's a little heavier than Frog and the balloon is dropping down towards Tiger. Quick! Blow, blow as hard as you can! Let's keep Fox in the air!

Can't you just see little poppets blowing like mad on the pages of this book?

This delightful story offers several opportunities for kids to become involved in the storyline, from stroking Tiger's tummy to singing her a very special song.

Warm, inclusive text is great fun to read, and the illustrations are a joy--with a delightful palette, loads of texture, fantastic use of white space, and many a shiny balloon that kids won't be able to resist sliding their fingers over.

A book for both reading aloud to a group, and for curling up and giggling over.

Title: Don't Wake Up Tiger

Author/Illustrator: Britta Teckentrup
Publisher: Nosy Crow, $19.99
Publication Date: 27 April 2016
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780857637192
For ages: 0 - 4
Type: Picture Book