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Friday 24 May 2019

Review: Arthur and the Tiger

Arthur is the son of a magnificent circus ringmaster.

The circus has many brilliant performers who can perform all manner of trickery and brave and daring acts, but poor Arthur is not one of them. Poor Arthur is not brave at all.

And then one day the ringmaster announces that a tiger is coming to join the circus, and Arthur is the one who must tame it.

But Arthur isn’t brave. He isn’t daring. How will he be able to tame a tiger?

Arthur and the Tiger is a story of self-discovery and learning to find your inner courage. It’s a charming adventure about friendship and stereotypes and learning not to judge a book by its cover.

This is a great story for kids. It will teach them to face fears and to explore deep inside themselves for courage. It will show them that sometimes the things we are afraid of are just as afraid of us. 

Supporting Arthur’s story, Sophie Beer’s stunning illustrations are super funky. Her illustration style is joyful, expressive and colourful, and each turn of the page is a masterpiece. 

Stunning in every way, Arthur and the Tiger is a delightful picture book for school and home bookshelves.

And for more of Sophie Beer's amazing creations, check out Wren and Amazing Australian Women.

Title: Arthur and the Tiger
Author/Illustrator: Sophie Beer
Publisher: Penguin Random House, $19.99
Publication Date: 7 May 2019
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9780143791836
For ages: 3 - 6 
Type: Picture Book