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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Author: Brown, Peter

Brand: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Edition: 1st

Features:

  • Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Binding: Hardcover

Format: Picture Book

Number Of Pages: 48

Release Date: 03-09-2013

Details: Product Description Are you bored with being so proper? Do you want to have more fun? Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild. But does he go too far? From Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown comes a story that shows there's a time and place for everything...even going wild. From School Library Journal K-Gr 2–Mr. Tiger lives in a perfectly fine world of prim and proper ladies and gentlemen. One day, the stiff suits, dainty teas, and Victorian manners begin to bore him… and he has a very wild idea. This “it's okay to be different” story stands out from other picture books on the topic thanks to Brown's delightfully clever illustrations and masterful compositions. From the tiger-striped cover that begs to be petted to the ingenious pops of bright orange (Brown's new signature color?) amid muted browns and grays, the award-winning illustrator does not disappoint. Children will appreciate Mr. Tiger's transformation and the way his friends eventually accept his (and their own) uniqueness. Several wordless spreads encourage audience participation while subtle visual clues gently build his character. A full spread featuring the newly liberated Mr. Tiger au naturel is delivered with pitch-perfect comedic timing and is guaranteed to inspire wild giggles. Sure to be an instant read-aloud classic in classrooms and libraries.–Kiera Parrott, Darien Library, CTα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. From Booklist *Starred Review* Opening endpapers of orderly gray bricks introduce a community of proper Victorian animals getting about their business with smileless politesse. But Mr. Tiger, his bright-orange face a sore thumb among the elephant grays and mule-deer browns, dreams of freedom. First, he drops to all fours. His neighbors are nonplussed. Then, he rampages and roars. His neighbors are frightened. Finally, he gets naked. The village members suggest he head into the wilderness, which he thinks is a “magnificent idea.” He loves the wilderness, with all its wildness, but, in time, he misses the city and his friends. He returns only to discover that things have loosened to a happy medium. He dons some aloha attire, and all is right with the world. Closing endpapers of haphazard greenery celebrate the welcome change. Brown highlights the differences between municipal propriety and savage abandon with color and composition. The city is all upright, sepia, rectilinear precision; the wild, sweeping vistas of lush, verdant paradise, and their final amalgam form a nice balance. With its skewed humor and untamed spirit, this joyous exploration of quasi-reverse anthropomorphism will delight listeners again and again. Preschool-Grade 2. --Thom Barthelmess Review New York Times Bestseller Amazon Best Children's Book of 2013 ALSC Notable Children's Book Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Horn Book Fanfare Booklist Editors' Choice Kirkus Best Children's Book of the Year Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Picture Book Winner *"This is a book made for storytime, with its bold mixed-media illustrations that work almost like a storyboard moving left to right...The happy ending, almost a reverse of Where the Wild Things Are, includes everyone discovering the fun of being at least a little bit wild." ― The Horn Book, starred review *"There's a lot to go wild for in this picture-book celebration of individuality and self-expression...Hooray for Mr. Tiger and his wild ways."― Kirkus, starred review *"Readers who prefer the view from underneath the dinner table will find a kindred soul in Brown's brightly burning character who knows that the wilderness is always waiting, should the need arise." ― Publishers Weekly, starred review *"This "it's okay to be different" story stands out from other picture books on the topic thanks to Brown's delightfully cl

EAN: 9780316200639

Package Dimensions: 10.1 x 9.9 x 0.5 inches

Languages: English