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.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Peter Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling children's books, including Children Make Terrible Pets, A Creepy Pair of Underwear, The Curious Garden, and The Wild Robot. He is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor for Creepy Carrots!, two E.B. White Read Aloud Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book award, and a Children's Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year. Peter's website is www.peterbrownstudio.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had heard so much buzz about Mr. Tiger Goes Wild that I had to find out what all the excitement was about. Now that I've read the book and seen the artwork, I completely understand the buzz, the excitement and the Caldecott-worthy talk. My little boy, who is almost five, is wild about Mr. Tiger. I, who am a good deal older than five, am also wild about Mr. Tiger. First of all, there is a story. A straight-forward, progressive, easy-to-follow story. And there is a twist, as there is in all good stories. And a most satisfying conclusion. And even, not so much a moral, but advice at the end. The text is well-chosen to define the characters and to propel the story forward. The artwork is magnificent. My son, who can only read a few words on his own, including the "ROAR", could still tell me the story from the illustrations. The grey, contained city looks nothing like the lush, green wilderness. At least at first. By the end of the story, everyone is happy and that shows very clearly in the final illustrations. My little boy read this book from cover to cover, including the end-papers and the jacket flap. He thinks Peter Brown is Mr. Tiger in disguise.
Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, written by Peter Brown, is a cute children's story with an excellent message and beautiful illustrations. Mr. Tiger lives in a world where everyone is proper all the time and, well, a tad boring. There's a lot of gray instead of fun and color. One day, Mr. Tiger decides to loosen up a little and each day he gets a little more wild. His friends and others around him do not know how to handle Mr. Tiger's new-found freedom and wildness. They tell him that if he is going to act like that, then he needs to go live in the wilderness. Mr. Tiger enjoys his new life at first, but then he becomes lonely and decides to return home. When Mr. Tiger returns home, he is in for a surprise and realizes that he can be just who he is. This is an excellent children's book to teach young readers the importance of feeling comfortable with who you are; and finding that balance of being yourself and fitting into society and with one's friends. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild is a beautiful hardcover book filled with amazing illustrations. These illustrations reflect the emotions that Mr. Tiger is feeling and how he feels he fits in (or does not fit in) with the rest of society. There are a few words to each page as well, and that really seems to draw attention to the illustrations, connecting the words with the images. Overall, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild is a masterpiece and a book that should be shared with every child, no matter how young or old.
The artwork in this book is stunning. It reminds me of John Klassen's art a little bit. I love Peter Brown's style and his ability to direct your eye where it needs to go. One of the things I love about illustrators that author their own books is that they have the uncanny ability to make the words and pictures work together seamlessly. They play each off the other and bring both together to make the book a beautiful piece of art. Some books are just destined to be classics. This is one of them. I had a good laugh with my kids when Mr. Tiger takes things "too far". I also like the way he doesn't totally give up his old life. He just needs a change, and so he crosses over to the wild side for a bit. This book is really cute and will appeal to kids ages 2 and up. Definitely a must-have book for any kid's home library!
Oh boy, is this book a winner! Both inside and out it is brilliant. The dust jacket is amazing but when you take it off the "real" cover of the book is exposed and it is a story in itself, mirroring the plot of the story perfectly. Mr. Tiger, who dresses very prim and proper, with tails and a top hat, gets very tired of such stuffy behaviour and longs to let his hair down and discover who he really is. Freedom calls him to express himself and get back to his roots. "He wanted to loosen up. He wanted to have fun. He wanted to be...wild." He begins by walking on all four of his feet (instead of two), which leads into a satisfying ROAR and then .... on my, he sheds his clothes right down to his lovely black stripes. The other animals in his town are not amused and when they see his progression decide to tell him if he cannot conform to their town standards he had better leave and take his "wild side" to the wilderness where it belongs then everyone will be more comfortable. He obliges but after a while dibbling in this and that he finds he is lonely, misses his friends and lifestyle terribly, so he returns back to his home town where he finds a pleasant surprise. This charming, modern-day fable is about following your heart, daring to be yourself and the quest to be accepted for who you are by others around you. The illustrations are India ink, watercolour, gouache and pencil and then digitally composed and coloured. The colour palette is muted in contrast to the bright orange, mango flavour of Mr. Tiger. They are vibrant and vintage and very appealing to the eye. It is an instant read-aloud classic and will be enjoyed again and again by all ages. I am sure this book will be on the top of the list to receive a Caldecott award.
Quite simply the most wonderful children's book ever to grace a shelf. Charming characters, stunning artwork, lovely story. Mr Tiger is my son's hero, and its author is mine. Bravo, Sir. Bravo.