The Tiger-Skin Rug

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It's amazing how easy it is for the tiger to pass himself off as a rug - he enjoys a life of luxury with the Rajah's family, snacking on midnight feasts and playing with his children. He goes entirely undetected, until one night, when he risks expulsion from his comfortable abode as burglars break into the palace and he has to decide whether to stay in disguise as a rug - or save the Rajah from a horrible beating.

However, tigers who live in ...

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Overview

It's amazing how easy it is for the tiger to pass himself off as a rug - he enjoys a life of luxury with the Rajah's family, snacking on midnight feasts and playing with his children. He goes entirely undetected, until one night, when he risks expulsion from his comfortable abode as burglars break into the palace and he has to decide whether to stay in disguise as a rug - or save the Rajah from a horrible beating.

However, tigers who live in houses can have happy endings, as seen in this perfect picture book.

A tiger leaves his home in the jungle and joins a human family, posing as their tiger skin rug.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408813027
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 2/11/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerald Rose was born in Hong Kong. When the Second World War started, his father became a prisoner of war, and Gerald and his mother were interned in a civilian camp, which was where he saw his first live tiger.

Gerald studied at Lowestoft School of Art and the RA schools. Frustrated by the dearth of good illustrated books for children, his wife, Elizabeth, helped him to write and illustrate a number of books. Gerald won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1960 for Old Winkle and the Seagulls and won the Premio Critici in 1979 in Erba, Italy for 'Ahhh!' Said Stork. Gerald now lives in Hove, East Sussex.

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